Photographer Ole Salomonsen has had his photos featured on My Modern Met a few times over the years (see here and here), but we've never dedicated a full post to him. Recently, he's come out with some spectacular aurora borealis photos taken in northern Norway that we just had to share.
The one above, he calls Emerald Dynamite, was shot just a few days ago. As he states, “Finally my aurora season gets a proper start! This is one of many shots from Oct 18th/19th, a fantastic night with multicolored auroras all over the arctic night skies of Tromso, Norway.”
The green and purple colors of the aurora borealis seem to just pop off the page. It's nature's light show in full effect.
If you'd like to capture your own aurora photos, Ole gives you a few tips on his website. As he states, “Auroras are visible from September to April in Norway. For reasons still unknown to scientists auroras are most active around equinoxes (September and March). Autumn is beautiful in Norway, but your best bet for watching auroras are normally from December to February due to colder weather and more clear skies. In my opinion, it is a myth that auroras cannot be seen during bright moon light. I have done several video sequences and [have taken] photos during full moon. It has to be a pretty weak aurora not to be visible during moonlight.”