Travel photography blog Capture the Atlas has published the winners of the contest every aurora enthusiast loves: The Northern Lights Photographer of the Year. Like every year, this gorgeous gallery has been published in December because it coincides with the Northern Lights season. There isn’t only “one aurora to rule them all,” but the contest recognizes 25 images as the winners, and we bring you a selection I’m sure you’ll enjoy.
A powerful solar flare erupted from the sun on November 29, 2023. It was classified as an M9.8-class, one of the strongest in recent years. Do you know what this means? Yep, auroras might soon light up the skies all over the world again.
Paco Farero is a landscape photographer from Spain who specialises in nighttime photography. His images are a blend of impressive landscapes, astrophotography, and light painting. However, he never lets technical challenges take away the emotional connection and beauty within his photographs.
Paco is passionate about teaching, photography, and travel, and has managed to fork out a career where he is able to successfully combine the three activities.
The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, have been creating quite a display this week. In fact, the dazzling phenomena have lit up skies much further south than usual, with sightings even reported in Tuscany, Italy, and Greece.
One lucky UK photographer managed to capture some spectacular images of the aurora, plus the Milky Way, a shooting star, and the relatively newly understood concept of STEVE. Ironically, the photographer’s name is also Steve! DIYP caught up with photographer Stephen Pemberton to find out how he captured these shots.
A solar storm is coming this week, and you may already know what this means: the northern lights are coming to the south! Aurora Borealis is coming as far south as Oregon, Nebraska, Indiana, and Maryland, starting this Thursday (July 13). So, let’s get you prepared for this event so you can take some shots… Or at least watch and enjoy the show.
A strong solar storm hit the Earth on April 23, 2023, causing disturbances in our planet’s electromagnetic field. Consequently, people from many different parts of the world witnessed aurora. In the U.S., the Northern lights were visible as far as Illinois, but people from parts of the U.K., Kazakhstan, and New Zealand also witnessed auroras. They tweeted about the breathtaking sight, sharing the photos they took.
On March 23, 2023, the Earth got hit by the strongest geomagnetic storm in six years, and I was out executing my unique aurora shot of the year, ‘The Platform’.
I am Virgil Reglioni, I’m 34 years old and I come from France. I have spent the last seven winters working as an expedition guide and photographer in polar regions. I am based in Tromsø, the gate to the high Arctic and capital of the Northern lights.
When I plan a photography project, I aim to find some “never seen before” aurora photographs. I want to capture the Northern Light in a way we never see it, to be able to enhance its uniqueness and spontaneity. I want my images to be completely unrepeatable even for myself.
Some of my photography work takes a huge amount of time and many attempts before capturing the right moment – sometimes spread over a few winters. This is why I want to share the stories behind the photos I take, and I wish to show how and why I captured The Platform, The 2023 unique Aurora shot.
The Aurora Borealis has been particularly spectacular this week, with sightings seen as far south as at the Stone Henge monument in the UK. Not to be left out, astronauts on board the International Space Station also captured some stunning images from a different perspective.
Astronaut Josh Cassada recently shared an image of Earth enjoying the Northern lights from 250 miles above. He described the light show as “absolutely unreal”.
Every year, we adore the world’s best Aurora photos of the year, and 2022 was no different.
Actually, there are two types of Aurora lights – The Aurora Borealis (AKA The Northern Lights), and Aurora Australis (AKA Southern Lights). Both occur at The Northern And Southern Poles, respectively. If you want to take a stab at shooting the Aurora Borealis, there is a Northern Lights shooting guide here. But even if you just want to prepare, here are the 25 winners of The most outstanding Aurora imaging of 2022 awards.
The aurora borealis (AKA Northern Lights) is high on the bucket list for many travelers and photographers. It’s no surprise so many people want to see this incredible natural light show. Once you’ve seen it, the captivating feeling leaves you wanting more. But what gear is the best for shooting the northern lights? You’d need a wide, fast lens. Wide for framing and fast for getting lots of light in. Unless a miracle happens, you’d usually shoot long exposures for the aurora lights. While this works for photos, how would you film the northern lights? Long exposure is no longer an option. Well, I’ve come up with the ultimate solution.