Aurora Borealis, Svalbard Photograph by Max Edin, Your Shot I was visiting Longyearbyen, Svalbard, way up over the Arctic Circle, when I decided one clear night to go out and photograph the stars. After I made it to the location I’d chosen and had set up my exposure, the most beautiful aurora borealis show I’ve ever witnessed happened right overhead. The full moon at the time helped brighten up the foreground, creating this image.
Something about this picture makes me uncomfortable. But at the same time, I find it appealing.
Everything is part of a system, we all go through the same motions - birth, life, death… We are all so tiny in this world.
Maybe what we need to remember is that the “life” part can look so much different depending on what we decide to do with our lives. Yes, we are tiny, but that also means that we have a gigantic world before us.