These dramatic images of the aurora borealis appear to show a phoenix rising from the ground
'It's really a thrill shooting the aurora, especially when they are so playful like they were that night,' said the 64-year-old. 'I have to admit that I always get an adrenaline kick when the lights burst out like that - that particular shot was the top one of the night.'
Hallgrimur uses a camera and tripod to photograph the lights and advises snapping in the dark away from city light pollution and never using a flash. He said that the Northern Lights were mainly showing in green and yellow colours when he was shooting that night but also sported red and blue suggesting that the aurora was strong.