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Capturing the Arctic Aurora

On her first visit to Tromsø, Anne-Marie Forker travelled outside the city to the island of Kvaløya, to boost her chances of seeing the Northern Lights without any light pollution. She sure hit the right spot at the right time, as the trip resulted in this amazing photo.

“Never before had I seen the beauty of the Northern Lights. How fortunate I was that night, as the sky lit up with one of the strongest aurora displays for the last couple of years,” says Forker, who contributed the photo to

“The lights danced for almost an hour and appeared in many different shapes and sizes. One of the most dramatic forms was a swirl of light, above a hill, which I managed to capture in this photo.”

Forker, an Irish photographer, has exhibited photographs in London and hopes to publish a book of Norway’s most beautiful spots one day.

PHOTO: Anne-Marie Forker

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