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inside the narrow walls of marble canyon - one of the backcountry gems of Death Valley

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sunset along the mesquite flat sand dunes of death valley

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a live view of the northern lights while overhead...

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midday in lofoten while looking out into the fjords around hamnøy...

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glowing monoliths from sunrise in cathedral valley, capitol reef national park...

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one of the best things about norway in january is the consistently good light due to the sun barely breaking the horizon. this shot was taken around midday...

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another awesome aspect of the lofoten islands are the snow covered mountains that fall into clear, turquoise waters...

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a few more moments from my trip to norway...

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above is a video of the northern lights in real time from my visit to norway. one of my goals during the trip was to capture the lights on video because a still photo doesn’t do it justice. i’m thankful to have captured a few moments, and excited to share what i believe is nature’s most beautiful phenomenon. the equipment used was sony’s a7sii and zeiss lens 35mm 1.4. the settings were 1/50, f1.4, and iso ranging from 10k to 30k. the song is, “ditchdigger” by tyler lyle. @sonyalpha @tylerlyle

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sunset along skagsanden beach, lofoten...

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sunrise on the lofoten islands

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so far so good on this road trip through northern norway. the weather has been mild helping the sunlight warm all the mountains that seem to fall off into the ocean. experiencing winter in the artic circle when the sun is currently rising at 0930 and setting at 1500 is a beautiful sight. i’ve always wanted to experience winter this far north, and it has not disappointed...

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the northern lights over “devils jaw”... this road trip so far has been filled with good weather and aurora sightings. both are hard to come by during winter in norway due to the unpredictable weather. i’m grateful for this good luck i’ve had, and excited to keep trekking on.

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the scenic drive road of capitol reef national park...

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excited to be chasing these lights in norway in the next couple weeks...

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sunrise over cathedral valley - capitol reef national park...

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midday along the the western cemetery of the giza pyramid complex...

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the glowing red cliffs of capitol reef national park...

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