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Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Updated: Oct 20, 2021

The largest astrophotography competition in the world, Astronomy Photographer of the Year showcases the very best space photography from a global community of photographers.

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my photograph Arctic Love captured in Norway made it to the shortlist from more than 4500 entries from 75 countries worldwide in Aurorae category!

Arctic Love is now running for the People's Choice Award (till Mid-February 2022).

I would appreciate if you voted for my image! Thank you!

Click HERE and chose image nr. 2.

My image is included in this year's Book and the Exhibition. The exhibition is open to the public until 7 August 2022 at the National Maritime Museum.

The story behind the image:

The Aurora forecast was incredible that evening, but the weather forecast expected clouds later at night. My friends had a very long discussion in the car about where to go for the Aurora hunt. Knowing how unpredictable the Arctic weather can be, I felt I had to make a quick decision, and I asked them to drop me off at my favourite beach. I saw the heart-shaped stone the day before, and I wished to capture the lights dancing around it! As soon as I set up my tripod and found my desired composition, the mystical green lights lit up the sky! The show lasted a few minutes only before the thick cloud blanket rolled in. Still, what a treat!

Captured in September 2020 at Uttakleiv Beach in Lofoten, Norway

Camera: Canon 5DMK IV

Lens: ZEISS Milvus 18mm f/2.8 ZE for Canon

Tripod: RRS TVC-24L Series 2 Mk2, RRS BH-55 Ballhead

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