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Horacio Llorens flies the Aurora Borealis

Friday 29 January, 2016

Horacio Llorens headed to the far north for his latest project – flying with the Northern Lights above Tromso, Arctic Norway.

To capture these images, Llorens was on standby for hours in -15°C, ready for take off in very cold, windy and damp conditions. And because he flew above the water, he also wore a wetsuit under his flying outfit in case he had to land on the 2°C water.

“I’ve found out that flying at night is difficult, especially this far north and during the winter,” he explained. “Tromsø was different from everything I’m used to. It was cold and dark, the wind was strong, and I was surrounded by water. So every decision was important.”

“It felt fantastic [when it finally worked out]. I’m very fortunate to have had this opportunity and to have this as a job. I will definitely come back to Tromsø, but the next time will be during the summer!”

Until recently, the moving images of Aurora Borealis could only be recorded in high quality by making time lapses. New light sensitive cameras have changed the game, and Dancing with Aurora is the first high quality clip showing the Northern Light combined with action sports.

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