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Lofoten Aurora photograph by hpd-fotografy Norway

Lofoten Aurora
a beautiful photograph by

hpd-fotografy

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Country : Norway
Area : Lofoten Aurora

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Not for me, I consider the illuminated clouds an important element of the composition. Everything together made the sky light up in almost otherworldly display of colors.



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Lofoten

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lofoten

Lofoten (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈluːfuːtən]) is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world's largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude.

Lofoten (Old Norse: Lófót) was originally the old name of the island Vestvågøya. The first element is (i.e., "lynx") and the last element is derived from Norse fótr (i.e., "foot"), as the shape of the island must have been compared with that of a lynx's foot. (The old name of the neighbouring island Flakstadøya was Vargfót, "wolf's foot", from vargr "wolf". See also Ofoten.)

"There is evidence of human settlement extending back at least 11,000 yrs in Lofoten, and the earliest archaeological sites ... are only about 5,500 yrs old, at the transition from the early to late Stone Age." Iron Age agriculture, livestock, and significant human habitation can be traced back to ~250 BCE.[1]