Northern Lights over mountain Otertind

This northern lights picture has given local photographer, Even Tryggstrand, lots of international praise this last week. It was taken earlier in February on a location about 1 hour drive outside of Tromso.

In an interview with local newspaper Nordlys, Tryggstrand says he has been to the location a couple of times before trying to get the perfect picture. On his third attempt, the conditions where finally right, and Tryggstrand got the picture he wanted. He put it on Instagram, where it was later picked up by @Earthpix, a massive Instagram account with millions of followers.

The picture even gave Mr Tryggstrand a sponsorship deal with a luxury watch brand.

You can buy this picture and others from Tryggstrand here:


More of Tryggstrands photos on his Instagram account: 




Other pictures by Tryggstrand below: