Throughout the history of mankind, the aurora borealis, or northern lights, were believed to be messengers of the gods, signs of apocalypse, or souls of the dead. The physics behind the aurora borealis is today well understood, and yet the awe and fascination the lights generate in any viewer remain unchanged.
For many, seeing the northern lights is a dream, a once in a lifetime project worth spending their savings on. For others it’s an almost daily experience in winter time. The photographs below were largely taken in Norway, but also Svalbard and Greenland, during the last 10 years.