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A woman in waiting
A people and Ray
An Evening in Udiapur, India.
Descansos (roadside memorial markers), rural Mexico
Night show
Indonesian Girl
Sky In The Sea
The Ghats of Varanasi
The Ghosts of Reforma
Degradation of tree near beach
Degradation of tree near beach
Icelandic Sunset with Aurora
Star Boy
Rays of Hope
Roof Gardens of Vienna
A scenario of New delhi's beauty
Foundation of Our Cities
Oman Spiny-tailed Lizard
Senior Nationals
Swingers
Banana Flower
A swimmer moves under the lights
symbiosis
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Icelandic Sunset with Aurora

By the last day of our Icelandic road trip, we weren't convinced with the whole northern lights phenomenon. It had been full cloud cover for over two weeks and the sneak peek we received the night prior was nothing more than faint grey light pillars. We slowly learned to become content with the fact. Regardless, this trip had offered some of the most surreal and unspoiled landscapes I'd ever witnessed and my memory cards had reached full capacity. I hadn't checked any forecasts for the prevention of build-ups, so it's safe to say my expectations were non-existent. However, what was meant to be a sunset mission went from 0 to off the scale real quick.. The fluorescent green luminance shot across the sky like a brush stroke, and from there it turned into a kaleidoscope of psychedelic swirls. We were both sent straight into a hypnotic state, a perception shift like no other. Stuck in a trance of pure appreciation that quite frankly I never wanted to leave!

TAGS: Iceland, Travel

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Auckland, New Zealand
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© Gabriella Morton.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 19, 2018, 12:45 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D
Focal Length: 16mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO1600
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