13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Norwegian Aurora

During a trip around Norway, Finland, and Sweden in January I proposed to my soon to be wife under this amazing display of Northern Lights. The bonus of proposing under the Aurora is that even if you get a negative response, at least you get to be awed by the lights above. The red cabin in the picture was just a house nearby, but provides a great foreground to the picture, which I took 5 minutes after my fiancee said 'Yes'. What a romantic!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Tromso, Norway
Camera: NIKON D800