Tonight I saw the Southern Lights for the first time! Without a doubt this is one of the coolest things I have ever witnessed. As soon as the bridge caught first glimpse of the spectacle, they relayed the news around the ship. Even though it was 2:30am on the ship, the bridge was filled with awe-struck star gazers within minutes. The entire scene was surreal. The green tinged sky, choppy seas and sub-Antarctic wind made me feel like I was on a different planet.
It was actually quite difficult to photograph the aurora on a moving ship. The dim lights combined with the shaky platform, pushed the limits of my camera. The photos don't do the scene full justice, but I hope you can still appreciate its beauty.