A volcanic eruption on the Fimmvruhls mountain pass in Iceland is pictured with the Aurora Borealis in the sky behind. A British photographer has captured the rare and beautiful aurora borealis shining brightly over an erupting volcano.
Place: Runner-up. The shifting lights of the Aurora Borealis can take on many shapes and forms as they are moulded by the Earth’s complex magnetic field. Sheets and planes of glowing gas appear to be twisted into a giant vortex above Grøtfjord in Norway.