Capture the Atlas recently announced the victors of its annual Northern Lights Photographer of the Year competition, unveiling the most outstanding aurora borealis or australis photographs of the year.
Distinguished as a renowned travel and photography blog, Capture the Atlas serves as a valuable resource for photographers seeking to enhance their skills, with a primary focus on capturing exceptional landscape and astrophotography shots.
“There aren’t many events as moving as seeing the Aurora Borealis paint the sky with hues of green and violet. Under this awe-inspiring phenomenon, each location becomes magical when the Aurora shines across the night sky.
We are getting close to the solar maximum of our current solar cycle, which means Northern Lights displays at lower latitudes and from original places where the Aurora hasn’t been photographed before. To help you find inspiration for planning and executing your images, in this 6th edition of our Northern Lights Photographer of the Year, we present the 25 best Northern Lights images captured around the world.”
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#1. “Storm Over Sukakpak” by Nickolas Warner
“Located approximately 70 miles North of the Arctic Circle, Sukakpak Mountain is one of the most beautiful peaks in the Brooks Mountain Range. While I have photographed the Northern Lights in this area on numerous occasions, the most photogenic angle typically faces south, making it a bit challenging for auroras to align with the mountain.”
#2. “Lost Who I Want To Be” by Jordan McInally
I was pretty lucky this night to have a few friends message me a heads up that a big Aurora Australis was forecast, so I had just enough time to rush to this local spot with a painfully steep ascent, watching beams start to dance across the horizon as the sunlight was fading!
I spent around 5 hours up here and had this whole ridge to myself, shooting over 300 frames of all manner of beams and colours as the show was constantly changing!