Experiencing the Northern Lights is on many people’s bucket list. Travellers from around the world head north to experience the celestial phenomenon, hoping to snap a picture of it. Been there, done that. But then there are those who live with the northern lights as a lifestyle. Meet photographer Mia Stålnacke, the one who stops the northern lights.
Northern light photographer Mia Stålnacke has a squirrel on her balcony and she’s named it Galileo. It’s no coincidence. Galileo Galilei gave the northern lights their Latin name, aurora borealis, and in many ways, northern lights and space are Mia’s life. Mia and Galileo have developed a friendship since the summer. Sometimes during the day she’ll go outside, call his name and feed him some nuts. At the same time, Mia is hoping to get some good pictures of the little gatherer. But he’s not that much of a friend just yet. By the way, Mia’s dog is Tellus, that’s no coincidence either.
– It’s so incredibly powerful when you’re outside watching the northern lights. But even if that’s what my Instagram and Twitter are most known for, the pictures of the northern lights, I’ve decided to photograph other things too.
– So now I’m taking pictures of the moon, the Milky Way, comets and hopefully shooting stars, as well as details, streaming light and completely normal sunsets. Hopefully some of Galileo too, soon.