The Aurora in Finland!
We all are a fan of photography. Traveling and photography
goes hand in hand. We want to capture every moment and revisit those special
moments whenever we want. The aurora borealis is one of nature’s most beautiful
anomalies and nothing will beat this for a perfect picture. Popularly known as
the northern lights, the phenomenon of green, blue and red lights that appear
in the northern hemisphere’s far reaches has inspired wonder and awe among
locals, travellers and dreamers for centuries. The natural phenomenon occurs
between the latitudes of 60 to 72 degrees, when electron-rich solar winds
bursting from the sun are pulled in by the North Pole’s magnetic fields and
collide with gases like nitrogen and oxygen in the earth’s upper atmosphere.
Aurora hunting can be cold and tiresome work, with the lights being most active between 9 pm and 3 am, and temperatures plunging below -30C in the winter. Watching the aurora can also be combined with a number of adventure activities and winter sports. Some of the best on offer in Finnish Lapland are Kamisak’s multi-day husky expeditions into the wilderness near the Russian border. During the limited daylight hours, visitors mush their own husky team through the wilderness, travelling between isolated forest cabins.
Taking a photo of the aurora is trickier than it looks. To get a decent shot, a basic knowledge of your camera settings and a tripod are essential. Amateur photographers for a professional-looking shot could consider joining a three- or four-day. Hunting the Aurora tour with professional photographers where they take small groups out to secret spots to see the lights.