Northern Lights Photographer of the Year captures the most magical skies

Northern Lights Photographer of the Year 2022
Polaris Dream, Murmansk Oblast, Russia [Sky: 6 sec, ISO 4000, f/2.8, 14mm Foreground: 180 sec, ISO 800, f/4, 14mm] (Image credit: Nico Rinaldi - Northern Lights Photographer of the Year 2022)

Capture the Atlas has just announced its Northern Lights Photographer of the Year winners. The Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis have mesmerized people for millennia with their dancing waves of light in green, purple, and blue hues. The natural phenomenon can be seen from both the North and South Pole and while incredibly beautiful to watch, it’s actually the result of solar storms that give out huge clouds of electrically charged particles. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.