The green forest

At night the forest changes again. When the moon is up, you can actually see something as the snow will reflect all available light. But without moonlight, it gets really dark. Unless you get lucky and does the sun give another surprise for you: Aurora borealis. When the sky turns green, the snow and the forest also gets a green glow.

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The aurora borealis over the taiga with a shooting star

During our week in northern Finland, we weren’t really lucky with the Aurora. Most of the time it was cloudy and the two nights with clear skies didn’t have a spectacular show. One night, there was something barely visible with the naked eye, resembling just some thin, high clouds. With the camera, however, it still looked quite spectacular.

During the trip, I also made a short movie, with some timelapse of the aurora and some drone shots. I hope you like the Endless Forest.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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