Aurora Borealis is the closest you can get to divine light

The Vikings thought this was the Bifrost, the Sami feared it. Either way, the Northern Lights are magnificent

Compiled By Roshni Manghani

Aurora Borealis is basically a scientific phenomena with a perfectly plausible explanation. Yet, because it's so ethereal it has never ceased to be wondrous. Watching the Northern Lights (as they are also called) is like watching light trapped in a bottle being allowed to escape into thin air. Something that photographer Damien tried to capture in these beautiful photographs of the phenomenon.


These pictures were taken on the same night in Norway in 2018, where he felt like a child dancing underneath coloured skies. It was like a dream come true. And it wasn't very difficult either once he had crossed the biggest hurdle of being at the right place at the right time, beneath clear skies. As far as photographic equipment goes, all Damien needed was a wide angle lens and a tripod. It doesn't even matter if you don't have a DSLR. Just use the night mode or the pro/manual mode in your mobile phone camera and you're set.



A 30-year-old, author photographer, specialising in nature and sport photography. He is a self taught photographer and a landscape lover. It all started with a bunch of friends, where they tried to immortialise their project "exploits".