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Aurora is a Bird

© Alexander Stepanenko

Aurora is a Bird

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Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind. Organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and sponsored by Insight Investment, the competition receives entries from photographers all around the world. It annually showcases the best space photography from a global community of astrophotographers.

For several years I have come to the ruins of this military hydroelectric station to photograph the site (like an old fortress) alongside the aurora. This old station is two hours away from Murmansk so I can’t often go there. I returned in September 2018 with the hope of making this shot. The Kp auroral forecast indicated that the aurora would be south of me, which I estimated to be in this location. Fortunately, everything turned out well.

Alexander Stepanenko
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