The Arctic Light

Last month, Ter­je Sorgjerd gave us a jaw-drop­ping video of El Tei­de, Spain’s high­est moun­tain, and home to one of the world’s best obser­va­to­ries. This month, he returns to his native land and films the Lofoten arch­i­pel­ago, sit­u­at­ed at the 68th and 69th par­al­lels of the Arc­tic Cir­cle in north­ern Nor­way. Filmed between April 29 and May 10, Sorgjerd cap­tures what he calls “The Arc­tic Light,” a pro­fu­sion of col­or that nat­u­ral­ly occurs two to four weeks before you see The Mid­night Sun. Yes, it’s yet anoth­er time lapse video, but oh is it pret­ty …

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