Stéphane Vetter is a brilliant photographer with a keen eye for Iceland’s landscapes and one who manages to capture mind-blowing aurora borealis photos.
The aurora borealis is an amazing natural phenomenon. Mother Earth and the sun are working together to put on a spectacular light show, which appears in northern regions, including in countries such as Iceland.
This impressive show is also referred to as the “northern lights”. Visiting Iceland or other northern countries would be a great chance to see them in person, but not all the people can get there.
This is why photographers are making us a favor and they are organizing trips, in order to get the opportunity to capture the lights in action and present their results to the rest of us.
Stéphane Vetter is an example of photographic brilliance acknowledged even by NASA
Putting a camera in one’s hands does not make him or her a good photographer, as some are simply better than others. Stéphane Vetter is an example of a person capable of capturing stunning images and his work has been recognized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) itself.
The photographer’s shots have been featured multiple times on the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) website. However, his aurora borealis images are not making their way on the APOD site on a daily basis, therefore Vetter’s personal website should become your daily dose of photography exposing sheer Icelandic beauty.
Vetter’s stunning aurora borealis photos have brought him first prize in the 2013 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest
The northern lights are visible during nighttime and Stéphane is a maestro at capturing their scintillating fairness. The colors created by the sun’s solar wind diverted into Earth’s atmosphere by out planet’s magnetic field are always a joy to behold.
Vetter’s work has also brought him a lot of prizes. One of the most recent awards consists of winning the 2013 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest, while competing against highly-regarded photographers.
Winning important photo contests comes packed with interesting prizes for astrophotographers
The image, which brought him the first place in the aforementioned contest, consists of a panorama image depicting the Milky Way and northern lights over Godafoss. This location is nicknamed the “waterfall of the gods” by Icelanders.
This award did not come alone, as the photographer has won a Canon 60Da camera. This DSLR is a modified version of the regular EOS 60D and it is aimed at astrophotography.