Amazing Time Lapse of the Northern Lights & The Milky Way

Images by Terje Sorgjerd for TSO Photography

Landscape photographer Terje Sorgjerd is a passionate landscape photographer and filmmaker from Norway. He has been published by some of the world biggest press and media outlets including; CNN, NBC, USA Today, Reuters, Discovery Channel, NatGeo, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Weather Channel and The Washington Post, Good Morning America, to name just a few.

The Aurora

Terje Sorgjerd spent four years looking to create a time lapse of the aurora borealis (AKA northern lights), then finally flew two hours north from Norway and spent a week capturing one of the biggest displays in recent years. As you will see, the final result is absolutely jaw-dropping!

This video is in High Definition, so make sure that you watch in full screen mode.

The Aurora from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

The Milky Way

Taken over El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain, this masterful time lapse video is quite literally out-of-this-world! (Check out the High Definition version in full screen mode.)

The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

In case you’re wondering, the stills were shot with a Canon 5D Mark II along with the Canon 24mm 1.4, Canon 16-35mm 2.8, and Sigma 12-24mm lenses.

More Time Lapse Videos

If you enjoyed watching these clips then check out Mr. TSO’s other time lapse videos:

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  • Lea

    Anything that portrays the majesty and beauty of our planet is a winner with me………these two videos are stunningly beautiful and I will watch them again and again.

  • Sandy

    Just breathtaking, enjoyed the videos very much.

  • Linda

    Love this. Saw the Arctic lights as a child in Southern Michigan. My Dad told us what we were looking at and that it was a rare sight where we live.