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an aurora seen from the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Iceland
March 14, 2015

Worth the Wait

“A beautiful and active aurora appeared the day after a storm had passed over Iceland,” writes Takashi Nakagawa, a member of our Your Shot community. “Iceland is not an ideal place to watch the aurora because the weather in winter is mostly cloudy. I waited at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon for three days to photograph the aurora [at] this amazing place. This was a perfect night. I’ll never forget this moment.”

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Photograph by Takashi Nakagawa, National Geographic Your Shot

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