This Aurora Story is a glimpse into what it takes to get *that* aurora shot.
Arild Heitmann’s photograph ‘Sumo Waggle Adventure’ was highly commended for the 2015 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. It was taken at the Lomaas River in Skånland, Norway.
In this video made by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, we find out about the extreme conditions aurora photographers sometimes face to get the perfect shot.
Visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich website to read more about Arild’s photograph and others entered for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. You can even buy Aurora Sours apple sweets that were inspired by Arild’s shot! They are available from the museum shop.
And do check out Arild Heitmann’s website – his homepage is full of the most glorious images!
The winners of the 2016 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition will be announced on 15th September and the images will be on display from Saturday 17 September 2016.