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The Spectacular Northern Lights Are God's Fingertips

 The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis (which means 'Dawn of the North'), is the most spectacular of all natural wonders, because it is the only one I can think of that showcases the wonder of the Universe. You can feel a real spiritual awe from beholding these billions of starry lights. The images here were captured by a young photographer, Damon Beckford, and his friend during a recent camping trip across Scandinavia. They frequently slept out in the cold Norwegian night, fortified and heated only by the tremendous glow of the aurora they were privileged to witness. You can see just why they suffered all for the sake of this beauty!
 
As the sky erupted...
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
These most incredible lights appeared as a result of a G-2 class geomagnetic storm.
The love hotel of a billion stars
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
This image was created using a 30-second exposure shot, during which time the photographer used a torch to light-paint the heart.
Dawn explosion
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
If only all volcanoes could erupt with such lights!
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Fortunately, these lights appeared just as the night drew in.
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
The mountains are aglow!
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
 
Crystalline reflections
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Have you ever heard of a green sky?
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
A winding Aurora
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Gentle water falls from the mountains nearby to carve these little streams at Lofoten's Kvalvika beach.
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Searching for Aurora
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
They seem to beckon the photographers to chase after them.
A fantastical coastal scene
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
The Aurora light waves strike home
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
This was the photographer's favorite photograph of the journey. He waited hours for the lights to come to this lighthouse, and had only a moment to take the shot. Wasn't it worth the wait!
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Spending nights in caves
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
The travel companions spent their evenings in two large caves that were in the area.
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
The campsite
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Another artsy light painting, but it hardly competes with the magnificent grandeur above it.
Are these shapes telling us something?
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
The travelers often tried to make out shapes and signs in the lights they saw. 
The ultimate selfie
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Not many people can boast about a selfie as good as this!
A caveman's view
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
I'm not sure I could go to sleep with so much beauty over my head. Especially in a cave like this.
Is it a bird...?
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
This cloud makes for a very amusing image that looks rather like a U.F.O.
A color explosion
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
This corona bursts out across the chilly night sky.
At the crack of dawn
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Aurora above a lonesome house
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Who wouldn't want to live here? Just imagine the views you could enjoy.
Anyone would do the same thing
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
I'm simply amazed by the Aurora. Yet the feeling of awe this photographer felt actually being there is probably ten times greater than I feel seeing his photographs.
cover image courtesy of depositphotos.com
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