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‘Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland’: Timelapse of the Aurora Borealis As It Dances Across the Night Sky [VIDEO]

The aurora borealis follow an 11-year cycle, with the strongest and most frequent activity occurring during that eleventh year. Traveler and photographer Joe Capra recently witnessed the wondrous northern lights when he traveled to Greenland and Iceland, specifically to document the arctic aurora.

Capra chose to Greenland and Iceland as his photoshoot settings because of the excellent aurora displays that regularly occur there.

Although bad weather can ruin aurora sightings in Iceland, Capra was lucky to have two clear nights. Still, most of Capra’s shoots came from Greenland, which sits directly under the aurora belt. That country’s remoteness and its proximity to the North Pole, along with the frequent clear skies, make Greenland a more favorable spot to capture the aurora borealis.

Speaking to Bored Panda, Capra described his experience and why he chose to create a timelapse:

The aurora is a very dynamic thing, and I feel that still images just don’t do it justice. I decided I wanted to shoot the aurora using timelapse photography to show people how the aurora dances in the sky.

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