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White sap leaking from a dying tree.
A glacier lily reaches for the sun on the side of a mountain in the Canadian Rockies.
Icicles with love
Rusting tractor resting in the snow covered plains of Iceland
Vatnajökull Glacier Ice cave
Vatnajökull glacier decaying into a frozen lagoon
Pelicans flying in freedom in the Djoudj bird national park in Senegal.
Glacier debris resting on a black sand shore.
Late evening in Vinales
Glacier debris resting on black sand
Giraffe's mirror of her soul
The Aurora Australis
The mountains near Höfn
Fumaroles at Namaskard, Iceland
Vatnajökull glacier in front of a freezing Lagoon
Moss Fingers
Icelandic Sunset
Foggy Lake Bonney
Frozen Summit
Scale of grey
The amazing geothermal area of Namaskard, Iceland
Icelandic Horse
Scrub Jay
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Aurora Australis

This was my first time capturing the Aurora, I had gone on holiday to Tasmania and planned to try my luck at shooting the lights. I had tried during our stay around the Island but the weather was not kind no clear sky’s for 10 days we had heightened activity during this time and only one night there was a small break in the clouds, did capture a small glow of green but not the best. The next place we stayed was on east cost and there was no mountains to obscure the view to south, on the first night there the sky cleared the Kp index was very high and the solar winds were good I headed out to a spot I had already surveyed during the day because during the night would be difficult to access. I was rewarded with a great show of dancing lights.

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O'Halloran Hill, Australia
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© Dale Turner.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2017
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 4, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 80D
Shutter Speed: 1/0
ISO: ISO2500
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PHOTO LOCATION Binalong Bay, Tasmania, Australia