The Northern Lights Reflected in a Volcanic Crater Lake in Iceland

Icelandic photographer Sigurdur William trekked to the Kerid volcanic crater lake at night a couple of weeks ago and captured this amazing photo of the northern lights and starry night sky reflected in the waters.

To create this image, William captured 13 photos at the 3,000-year-old crater lake using a Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon 16-35mm III at 16mm (10s, f/2.8, ISO 3200). After some global adjustments in Lightroom, William then stitched the photos together into an ultra-high-resolution shot using AutoPano Giga.

Aside from the bright aurora in the sky, you can see the city lights glowing from Laugarvatn at the right of the frame and the capital (and largest) city of Reykjavik on the left).

You can find more of William’s work on his website and Facebook. You can also buy prints of this particular photo here.

(via APOD via Colossal)