Nature

By Mikey Jones


These Northern Light ‘rainbows’ have turned the sky greener than the Earth below.

Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the Aurora’s ‘rainbows’ overhead.

In a series of stunning images he managed to capture the Aurora Borealis streaking in waves across the sky, with a bright moon lighting up the snow below.

PIC BY Vitaly Istomin / CATERS NEWS 

PIC BY Vitaly Istomin / CATERS NEWS 

PIC BY Vitaly Istomin / CATERS NEWS 

Vitaly, a railway worker from Apatity, in the Murmansk Oblast, said: “The ideas for my images usually hit me suddenly when I am out on long walks.

“I look around and try to gain inspiration for the stunning and beautiful things that I see, as I did with these rainbows.

“Pictures like this can be difficult to get though. Obviously they depend massively on the weather and I spend time trying to get the exposure right.

PIC BY Vitaly Istomin / CATERS NEWS

PIC BY Vitaly Istomin / CATERS NEWS

PIC BY Vitaly Istomin / CATERS NEWS 

“I also have to have very warm clothes on, as I am outside for a long time and the winters here are pretty severe.

“Despite all that I find it a really good way to relax and enjoy being in nature.”