Northern Lights in the Skies Above Norway

Visible displays of the Northern Lights have been spectacular recently, for those in the far north, away from city lights. Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis recently took a trip to northern Norway, joining others making the journey to admire and try to capture the phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis in photographs. Below is a collection of these images, looking to the skies above Troms County, Norway, last week.
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1. A tourist takes photos of an Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) over the Bals-Fiord north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway, on September 30, 2014.




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2. A road cuts through a forest during a rainy day on the island of Senja, north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, on September 29, 2014.




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3. The Northern Lights above the Bals-Fiord near Mestervik, on October 2, 2014.




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4. An aurora over a fishing harbor in the Bals-Fiord, near the village of Mestervik, on September 30, 2014.




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5. Cormorants rest on poles in Bals-Fiord, northern Norway, on September 30, 2014.




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6. A bridge connects parts of Senja island across a fiord, photographed on September 29, 2014.




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7. A man casts a fishing line in Bals-Fiord, near Mestervik, on September 30, 2014.




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8. Vehicles drive below a display of the Aurora Borealis above Mestervik, on September 30, 2014.




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9. A tourist takes photos of the Northern Lights over the Bals-Fiord, late on September 30, 2014.




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10. A fishing boat is anchored in the natural harbor of Kopangen in Lyngen-Fiord on October 1, 2014.




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11. A view of Lyngen-Fiord and the snow-capped Lyngen Alps near the village of Furuflaten, north of the Arctic Circle, on October 1, 2014.




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12. A tourist takes photos of lake Nikkavatnet, near the village of Mestervik, on September 28, 2014.




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13. A view from the island of Sommaroy, in Norway's Troms region, on September 30, 2014.




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14. The Northern Lights, seen above the Bals-Fiord, on September 30, 2014.




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15. The Northern Lights, seen above a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, on October 2, 2014.




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16. The Northern Lights, seen above a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, on October 2, 2014.




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17. The Northern Lights, seen above a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, on September 30, 2014.




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18. Lake Nikkavatnet, near the northern Norwegian village of Mestervik, on September 28, 2014.