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Red Star Aurora

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I took this incredible Aurora Borealis photograph on the banks of the Jokulsarlon ice lake in South Iceland. The lagoon is famous for its miniature icebergs that frequent the lake. I had wanted to photograph a strong aurora for a long time and had driven across Iceland especially for the Northern Lights.

When I set up my camera on this moonless October evening there was no sign of aurora, so I was so pleased when they started dancing across the sky and reflecting in Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

This was a moonless October night & the long exposure brought out the red tones in the aurora. Sometimes the glacier lagoon can be perfectly still with amazing reflections. This makes it my ultimate favourite place to photograph the Aurora.

This Icelandic Night scene is presented on Museum-quality paper, Slim frame Canvas or Smooth Aluminium.

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