Photo of the Day

November 27, 2019

Night Lights

"While driving like mad to get to my destination, an aurora lit up the sky!," says National Geographic photographer Michael Melford. "I had flown into Fairbanks, Alaska, on assignment to photograph the wild and scenic river Birch Creek, some two hours away. I was very lucky, as the northern lights went on all night long, allowing me to get a good shot."

Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

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