Nature
night sky

By Jamie Smith


These mesmerising images, captured by Paul Zizka, 37, show a stunning emerald display across the night sky.

Pic By Paul Zizka/Caters NewsThe bright lights, otherwise known as an Aurora, is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen.

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Pic By Paul Zizka/Caters News

Paul said: “It’s a location I’d had in mind for a while and had been waiting for the right conditions to make the shots work.

“This night couldn’t have been more perfect.

“I used my friend and excellent climber Mike Stuart in the frame to show the scale of the incredible landscape and aurora show.

Pic By Paul Zizka/Caters News

“In particular I like the shot of the climber with the aurora in the background as it’s something I’ve been imagining up for a long time now – it was great to see it finally come to life.

“It’s hard to focus when you have such an impressive and unique phenomenon above your head but it adds to the excitement of getting the perfect shot.

Pic By Paul Zizka/Caters News

“It was one of the best aurora borealis that I have ever witnessed.”