At first, I thought these images of Arctic Northern Norway by Harstad-based photographer Bjørg-Elise Tuppen were manipulated as the colors looked surreal but apparently, this is what it looks like for two months in May and June as the sun doesn't set and moves in a diagonal line. She explains:
At 69 degrees north the sun does not set between May 22th and July 20th. Instead it just rolls along the horizon and starts raising again. At this latitude, it sets and rises in a diagonal line as opposed to closer to the equator where its path is more straight. Because of this, as well as other factors such as ice crystals in the atmosphere and layers of hot and cold air, the colors are unique, even close to unreal. Here, the nights during summer are spectacular light shows, a stark contrast to the time of darkness, when the sun is under the horizon for almost two months. Who needs sleep anyway?See more of Bjørg-Elise Tuppen's work on Behance.