After a long hike from his small cabin to Kvalvika, Lofoten Islands in Norway, the photographer arrived at the slopes above the beach around midnight.
During the hike the auroral display was relatively weak, but when he made it to the beach the sky ignited in a colourful spectacle of greens and purples framed by the mossy, green landscape.
The image is stacked from six different exposures to combat high ISO and thermal noise in the foreground.
The sky was added from one of these exposures.
Image Credit: Photograph by Nicolas Alexander Otto/National Maritime Museum/The Guardian)