Photographer Captures A Stunning Photo Of A Giant Phoenix Flying Through The Night Sky

A photographer snapping the aurora borealis might just have taken the best photograph of the Northern Lights ever, capturing the shape of a huge phoenix flying through the night sky.

Hallgrimur Helgason captured the image over Kaldarsel, Iceland, and gained immediate attention as the lights seem to show a soaring phoenix with outstretched wings.

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Hallgrimur, aged 64, has been shooting the aurora for years, spending nights in the Icelandic wilderness with his camera in temperatures as low as -13°C.

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He told Caters, “It’s really a thrill shooting the aurora, especially when they are so playful like that at night.”

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“I have to admit that I always get an adrenalin kick when the lights burst out like that — that particular shot was the top one of the night.”

Forget top photo of the night — the phoenix shot is already being dubbed the best photo of the aurora borealis ever.


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