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Arctic Alps

"Arctic Alps"


The majestic Lyngen alps in Troms County, shot on Januar 24 2012, a night containing

spectacular auroras from the hugest solar flare in 7 years. This shot however was

done inbetween the most intense auroras, as I did not want the auroras to steal

all the attention from the beautiful landscape and mountaints. :)


Auroras was all over the skies this evening, which makes it fantastic for documenting

the phenomena, but more challenging to make a landscape photography which balances the

elements well.


The Lyngen Alps are a major tourist attraction, attracting freeride skiers from

all over the world, every year. Sadly the alps are dangerous and many people often

get injured and have to be rescued. The alps are known for the dangerous steep

walls, but also for it's beauty.


In the foreground a partially frozen pond, giving awesome reflections from the

wonderful aurora dancing over the alps.


Shot with 14mm on a full frame body, so you can imagine the alps are huge!


Very windy, and very cold this evening, but you seem to forget this when

standing there overwhelmed by natures finest displays.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Nikon 14-24 2.8 @14mm, f/2.8


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Taken on January 25, 2012