Photo Friday: Aurora Australis – Antarctica


This Photo Friday of the Aurora Australis in Antarctica is from Keith Martin, who this week shared with us his career break experience in Antarctica (Part 1 & Part 2).

During his final days in Antarctica, Keith was able to finally capture the photo he had hoped to get – that of the Aurora Australis over the Discovery Hut.

I went to hut point and managed to get pictures of [Discovery Hut] with multiple bands of green and blue auroras streaming in large ribbons in the sky to the west of town. The lighting was just right to illuminate the hut in a nice moon glow and the horizon was lit by the setting sun making a surreal sight that I will not ever forget. Those auroras were likely the last of them that I will see on this trip since the night is leaving us quickly and the days are getting long, but I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to them – I have been trying to get pictures of the Discovery Hut with auroras all winter and I was finally successful on the last night and with some the best auroras I have seen all winter. Goodbye Aurora Australis, I will miss your company!

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4 Comments on "Photo Friday: Aurora Australis – Antarctica"

  1. crazy sexy fun traveler on Fri, 17th Dec 2010 9:24 am 

    Wonderful! I’ve always wanted to see aurora, is one of my still unfulfilled dreams as I didn’t manage to see it last year when I went to Iceland!

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  3. Mary on Sat, 18th Dec 2010 2:01 am 

    Awesome shot! I hope to see a similar scene in the northern hemisphere someday. It’s on my bucket list. I haven’t yet seen them on my trips to Quebec.

  4. sofia on Sat, 1st Jan 2011 4:03 am 

    Beautiful! It’s an amazing phenomenon.

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