A few years ago svt.se, also known as Sweden’s Television (the Swedish public broadcasting system that shares many traits with its British counterpart BBC, reported on a photo taken by Marja-Terttu Karlsson.
Karlsson, according to the network resides in Pajala, near Swedish Lapand.
As svt states, “she did not realize how lucky she had been when she was out to photograph the northern lights last week…Only when she uploaded the images to the computer, she recognized the familiar shape that appeared right before her eyes.”
It’s not the first time something like this happened, photographer Hallgrimur P Helgason, age 64, did the same thing.
He captured the image below, and according to the Daily Mail, he said that “the bird showed up in the night sky an hour after he got there and started snapping.”
He told the Daily Mail that “It’s really a thrill shooting the aurora, especially when they are so playful like they were that night. 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.”
The Northern Lights are believed to a spiritual occurrence by many, and they are. The scientific community recognizes them as collisions between charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere, which they also are. The lights are known as ‘Aurora borealis’ in the north and ‘Aurora australis’ in the south.