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The Best Northern Lights Photographs of the Year 2020 Revealed

 The phenomenon known as Aurora borealis or the Northern Lights is an incredible sight for anyone’s eyes. For photographers, however, there is the added opportunity of a once in a lifetime shot. For the third year now, editor and astrophotographer Dan Zafra of the website Capture the Atlas has curated the best 25 images of the enchanting lights from around the world. The images below are the ones shortlisted to be the winner of Northern Lights Photographer of the Year, so you can be sure each one is truly remarkable. 

Such images require great skill and dedication, often shooting at night in freezing weather, and for many photographers, the quest of getting the perfect shot can take years. The results of that hard work, as you can see below, are magical. To see more you can visit Capture the Atlas.

1. “Dragon Eggs” by Roksolyana HilevychBest Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “Dragon Eggs” by Roksolyana Hilevych

Image Source: Roksolyana Hilevych

2. “Antarctic Night” by Benjamin Eberhardt, edited by Martin Heck Best Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “Antarctic Night” by Benjamin Eberhardt, edit by Martin Heck 

Image Source: Timestorm Films

3. “Convergence” by Agnieszka MrowkaBest Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “Convergence” by Agnieszka Mrowka

Image Source: Agnieszka Mrowka

Related: A Blaze of Glory in the Skies
 

4. “Flames In The Sky” by Risto LeskinenBest Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “Flames In The Sky” by Risto Leskinen

Image Source: Risto Leskinen

5. “Natural Mystic” by Virginia Yllera Best Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “Natural Mystic” by Virginia Yllera 

Image Source: Virginia Yllera

6. “Turbulence” by John Weatherby Best Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “Turbulence” by John Weatherby 

Image Source: John Weatherby

7. “Heavenly Dance” by Sergey Korolev Best Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “Heavenly Dance” by Sergey Korolev 

Image Source: Sergey Korolev

8. “Aurora Eruption” by Tor-Ivar NæssBest Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “Aurora Eruption” by Tor-Ivar Næss

Image Source: Tor-Ivar Næss

9. “Gate To The North” by Filip HrebendaBest Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “Gate To The North” by Filip Hrebenda

Image Source: Filip Hrebenda

10. “The Hunt's Reward” by Ben Maze Best Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “The Hunt's Reward” by Ben Maze 

Image Source: Ben Maze

11. “Hafragilsfoss Aurora” by Stefano Pellegrini Best Northern Lights Photo of the Year shortlist, “Hafragilsfoss Aurora” by Stefano Pellegrini 

Image Source: Stefano Pellegrini
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