Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Aurora Borealis lights up Iceland

A PHOTOGRAPHER has snapped stunning images of the northern lights in Iceland.

The Aurora Borealis light display, particularly visible in polar regions, is usually observed at night where it illuminates the northern horizon as a greenish or red glow.

Kristján Unnar Kristjansson went to extraordinary lengths over the last nine years to capture the amazing light show in all its glory.

The 31-year-old says he often drives to remote, light-pollution free locations to get the best view.

This often means he drives around 10,000-15,000 kilometres for the perfect shot - but it's worth it.

"No words can properly describe the experience,” Mr Kristjansson told the UK’s Telegraph.

“Even though I've seen them now and again throughout my life, I'm still awe-inspired and flabbergasted every time they show up."

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