Many of us have never had a chance to see the Northern Lights with our own eyes. This phenomenon, also called Aurora Borealis in the northern hemisphere, is caused by the collision of charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere. The result is a greenish or sometimes red glow of illumination on the horizon.
Icelandic photographer Bernhard Kristinn was able to capture the wonders of this natural occurrence, as curtains of light spread high overhead to create unpredictable patterns. Though Kristinn mainly focuses on advertising, architecture, fashion, and portraits, in his spare time he travels to photograph landscapes. In these images, he presents a natural wonder for those who may never be able to make the journey to see this spectacle in the sky.