Aurora & Bioluminescent Organisms

Last Wednesday we had a very clear night in Tromsø, and I was hoping the northern lights would show up. The activity was very low though, so when it got late at night I gave up hope. But just before midnight, they showed up after all. I jumped in the car and drove to a nearby small lighthouse. A very nice foreground for photos, next time I have to bring someone who can climb the ladder and stand on top! I tried with the self-timer, but climbing the icy ladders with my big Arctic boots – and in a hurry – was just a bit too scary.

After a while, I suddenly noticed glimpse of blue lights in the water. Bioluminescent organisms! My knowledge of biology is very poor, so I have no idea whether this is plankton or something else, but it’s so pretty. I have seen it once before in Tromsø, but I didn’t manage to get a picture of it then.

A glimpse of the sunset through the snow showers A very colourful sky - this is one of the first image of the time lapse

It was magical to have the northern lights dancing above, and little blue lights below :)

A glimpse of the sunset through the snow showers A very colourful sky - this is one of the first image of the time lapse

The aurora wasn’t very spectacular, but every now and then it flared up a bit…

A glimpse of the sunset through the snow showers A very colourful sky - this is one of the first image of the time lapse

After an hour at the beach, the lights got weaker and I got colder, and it was time to go home :)

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