21 March 2011

The Aurora Borealis - Spectacular Time Lapse Video

Terje Sorgjerd – a landscape photographer from Norway - spent several weeks shooting the phenomenon that is the aurora borealis.  Here, it is captured in all of its glory at Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia.  At 70 degree north and 30 degrees east and with temperatures around -25 Celsius Sorgjerd insists that it was all good fun. Rather him than me!

However, the results are amazing. This is quite a spectacular piece of time lapse video work and rivals anything that I have seen on various science programmes, even those produced by the hallowed British Broadcasting Corporation.  It captures the aurora in all of its breathtaking beauty and – a definite plus – puts them alongside one of my favourite movies soundtracks, Now We Are Free from Gladiator.

Short, but perfect.  Go full screen and take it all in.