Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the ground

These Northern Lights “rainbows” have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora’s “rainbows.” (Caters News)

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<p>These Northern Lights “rainbows” have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News) </p>
Northern Lights

These Northern Lights “rainbows” have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News)

<p>Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora’s “rainbows.” (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News) </p>
Rainbows overhead

Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora’s “rainbows.” (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News)

<p>In a series of stunning images, Vitaly Istomin managed to capture the aurora borealis streaking in waves across the sky, with a bright moon lighting up the snow below. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News) </p>
Moonbeam

In a series of stunning images, Vitaly Istomin managed to capture the aurora borealis streaking in waves across the sky, with a bright moon lighting up the snow below. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News)

<p>Vitaly, a railway worker from Apatity, in the Murmansk Oblast, said: “The ideas for my images usually hit me suddenly when I am out on long walks.” (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News) </p>
Ideas come from long walks

Vitaly, a railway worker from Apatity, in the Murmansk Oblast, said: “The ideas for my images usually hit me suddenly when I am out on long walks.” (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News)

<p>“I look around and try to gain inspiration for the stunning and beautiful things that I see, as I did with these rainbows,” Vitaly Istomin said. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News) </p>
Looking for inspiration

“I look around and try to gain inspiration for the stunning and beautiful things that I see, as I did with these rainbows,” Vitaly Istomin said. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News)

<p>“Pictures like this can be difficult to get though,” Vitaly Istomin added. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News) </p>
Difficult photo shoots

“Pictures like this can be difficult to get though,” Vitaly Istomin added. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News)

<p>“Obviously, they depend massively on the weather,” said Vitaly Istomin. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News) </p>
Weather plays a big role

“Obviously, they depend massively on the weather,” said Vitaly Istomin. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News)

<p>“I spend time trying to get the exposure right,” Vitaly Istomin explained. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News) </p>
The right exposure is key

“I spend time trying to get the exposure right,” Vitaly Istomin explained. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News)

<p>“I also have to have very warm clothes on, as I am outside for a long time and the winters here are pretty severe,” Vitaly Istomin said. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News) </p>
Dressing warm

“I also have to have very warm clothes on, as I am outside for a long time and the winters here are pretty severe,” Vitaly Istomin said. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News)

<p>“Despite all that, I find it a really good way to relax and enjoy being in nature,” Vitaly Istomin said. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News) </p>
Beauty of nature

“Despite all that, I find it a really good way to relax and enjoy being in nature,” Vitaly Istomin said. (Photo: Vitaly Istomin/Caters News)

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