Shutterbug Photo of the Day: “Crimson Aurora” by Kathryn Wallace Yeaton

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a vibrant image of the Aurora Borealis captured by Kathryn Wallace Yeaton. It was shot during a 2015 photography trip to Iceland.

“After several days of missing out on seeing the Northern Lights (due to heavy cloud cover), we finally got some clear skies on the same night as a massive Aurora event,” Yeaton writes. “It was incredible. After 3 hours of photographing the Aurora near Skaftafell, Iceland, the clouds cleared up enough to shoot at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. When we arrived, the Aurora turned to a rare crimson red color. I slid down a rock embankment in the pitch dark to get a better angle with the pieces of ice in the foreground. This was the only frame that showed the green Aurora reflected in the lagoon."

It was shot with a Canon 6D, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L lens, and a Benro Travel Angel tripod.

See a larger version of the photo in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery here.

If you want to enter Shutterbug Photo of the Day, post an image in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day Gallery and include your real name and some background on the image (how and where it was shot; the story behind the image; gear and settings used etc.) in the description field to qualify.

We will select one Shutterbug Photo of the Day image every month to run as a full-page feature in the magazine.