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In our Photo Anatomy series we select pictures by famous photographers and explain what makes them work. Here Ole Salomonsen explains how he photographed the aurora borealis.

Blue Flame, Colour photograph (Giclée) by Shane Lamb. Alaskan night sky is dark from August to April. The Aurora is a natural light display caused by charged particles from the sun interacting with the earth's atmosphere. When these particles collide with oxygen, yellows and greens are produced, with nitrogen they produce reds, violets and rarely blues

Blue Flame

Blue Flame, Colour photograph (Giclée) by Shane Lamb. Alaskan night sky is dark from August to April. The Aurora is a natural light display caused by charged particles from the sun interacting with the earth's atmosphere. When these particles collide with

Que paisaje maravilloso

~Beautiful World~ — The aurora borealis, northern Sweden.

irisierende Landschaft

I imagine the lights in the sky over Arby's as auroras, having something to do with an electromagnetic charge emitted by their foil wrappers. The radiation from Radon Canyon hits the Arby's foil magnetosphere and voila.

Taken by Valentin Jiganov on April 6, 2014 - Russia, Murmansk region, Imandra

Taken by Valentin Jiganov on April 2014 - Russia, Murmansk region, Imandra

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