Northern Lights from a Drone’s Perspective

It’s no longer a secret that Iceland is a seriously beautiful country. If you’ve ever wanted to travel to one of the most exotic places in Europe, you should consider Iceland as it is a photographer’s paradise. It’s one of those places that could make you jealous of those who are lucky enough to make it their home and you might even be more jealous of Oli Haukur Myrdal.

For many years now, Oli has been using drones to capture and showcase the beauty and uniqueness of his amazing country. Taking into account that Iceland is geographically positioned on the northern part of the globe, Olli and his fellow countrymen are lucky enough to witness the unique Northern Lights regularly.

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And even though there are some videos showcasing Aurora Borealis out there, we’ve never seen this light phenomenon from this viewpoint: the drone perspective. Olli achieves quite a remarkable feat considering the difficulty involved in capturing the footage and having to rely only on moonlight to light up the scene.

“When shooting Northern Lights with a drone, it’s like you’re racing against time,” Oli explains. “The lights appear and disappear quickly, so it’s crucial to prepare the drone and get all the settings correct, in fact in record time!” he adds.

Until now, we’d never seen the Northern Lights from this spectacular drone perspective. Therefore, high-end camera + a drone + the Northern Lights = spectacularly cool!

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