Finland Northern Lights

Photo credit: Tiina Tormanen

Finnish photographer Tiina Tormanen captured Lapland like most have never seen before, set against the shimmering colors of the Aurora borealis. “I think it’s nice to show people this silent beauty. And to remind people how amazing this planet is, how much there is beauty in life itself. You know when you are born and raised somewhere, your surroundings are normal and you don’t even think about them, you just take it all for granted. But after spending 15 years in the southern cities, I saw the North in a different light and was even more blown away about the beauty of what we have here. It has been long journey but once you follow your passion it will lead you somewhere beautiful in the end,” said Tormanen. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

Finland Northern Lights
Finland Northern Lights
Finland Northern Lights
Finland Northern Lights

“While Tormanen was born in Lapland, she migrated to Helsinki in 1998. There, she worked as a chef (though she ‘never had an overwhelming passion for working in kitchens’) and an assistant for a commercial studio photographer. Eventually, she discovered her passion for shooting landscapes. She returned to Lapland in 2010, and hasn’t looked back since,” according to My Modern Met.