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Jaw-dropping photos of the northern lights by James Appleton

Jaw-dropping photos of the northern lights by James Appleton

Image credit: James AppletonWired Raw File

There’s no doubt that the northern lights are one of the most popular photographic subjects in the world, and with good reason. Demonstrating exactly why aurora images are so popular is this stunning set of photos by James Appleton.

Shot during the first half of 2010, before the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull grounded scores of planes around Europe, Appleton managed to capture the glowing lava of the volcano and the northern lights, all together in a beautiful blend of colour and contrast.

For more information on these photos and the full story behind them, be sure to check  out this article on Wired. And don’t forget to visit Appleton’s website to see more of amazing photos.

Jaw-dropping photos of the northern lights by James Appleton

Jaw-dropping photos of the northern lights by James Appleton

Jaw-dropping photos of the northern lights by James Appleton

Jaw-dropping photos of the northern lights by James Appleton

Jaw-dropping photos of the northern lights by James Appleton

Jaw-dropping photos of the northern lights by James Appleton

Jaw-dropping photos of the northern lights by James Appleton

Jaw-dropping photos of the northern lights by James Appleton

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