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The Northern Lights..

The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis do not need an introduction I suspect.  This is one of those natural phenomena that most of us wish to see at some point in our lives.  Many people travel to Iceland just to get a chance to see the Northern Lights. It was certainly one of the things I hoped to see when I got here. Getting to see this spectacular light show is a bit hit and miss.  It’s very much weather dependent, clear and dark skies are needed along with plenty of solar activity.

I visited Siglufjörður in the far north of Iceland yesterday and was lucky enough to witness this amazing light show.  Here are a couple of the pictures I was able to take.. more to follow I hope.. I’m off hunting the Aurora again tonight. A little more locally to Reykjavik this time.. :-)

AB124mm f/2.8 331 sec. ISO-100

spaceAB224mm f/11 180 sec. ISO-100

 

Click on the images for a clearer, sharper view..

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