Photographing arctic light

Few of us will ever experience firsthand the awe-inspiring sight of arctic light, so we are fortunate that photographer Ole Salomonsen shares this amazing phenomenon with us through his stunning portfolio of photographs.

I recently discovered Ole’s extraordinary long-exposure arctic light images on Diana Eftaiha’s great blog, The D-Photo.

Ole lives in Tromsø in Norway, which boasts the northernmost University in the world, known for its research into aurora borealis.

Speaking of his passion for arctic light photography, Ole says:

I am fascinated by the northern lights as a phenomena, and love being out in the cold at nights watching her different shapes and colors, and try to capture to best of my ability and describe what my eyes are seeing.

Here are just some of the amazing results of Ole’s efforts:

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