Ribbons of light curl over the town of Yellowknife in northern Canada in a picture of January auroras released this week.
The photographer took this image of the aurora-filled sky with an eight-millimeter fisheye lens, creating a "crystal ball" effect.
(See pictures of the first big aurora show of 2011.)
[CORRECTION: The original caption incorrectly stated that the picture was a digital composite. Nat Geo News regrets the error.]