Early morning of Feb 8th, 2022, I was lucky for aurora by the Norwegian Sea. Enjoying it by a beach nearby Tromsø, Norway, I noticed blue sparkles in the waves, realizing they are luminescent plankton, which made the experience much more beautiful. I was literally watching two different naturally luminescent worlds – the one in the ocean and the one in the air. What a night! Canon Ra, 35 mm, f2.8, ISO 2000, 15 sec., a single shot. More shots taken from 3th to 12th February 2022 are also in the following gallery.
Actually, almost every night of this 9-day trip was spectacular and brought such amazing displays of aurora over fairytale snowy Norway countryside. Photographing that nights, I made it happen to produce even some short timelapse videos of the great nights, using Canon 6D and Canon Ra, Sigma 35mm, Samyang 24 and 12 mm. This short video focuses on the immersive beauty of the Northern Lights. Timelapses were captured also over Abisko (Sweden) during October 2021, and even Ústupky (Czech Republic) on March 14th, 2022 (Czech Republic aurora on March 14th at the very beginning of the clip is very unique, it was the first visible aurora from central Europe since March 2015). As the solar activity slowly rises, people not only close to the poles should enjoy more of the glimmers of the Northern Lights.