Epic video of whales swimming under the Northern Lights

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By Andrew Freedman2015-10-08 15:51:26 UTC

It’s not often that one encounters a short video on YouTube that makes you contemplate your place in the universe. This is one of those videos [tip: watch this with the sound on].

Feeding humpback whales breaking the surface of the water along Norway’s coast, while the Aurora Borealis dances in the skies. These two phenomena, which are a once-in-a-lifetime shot for a filmmaker, make for an impressive combination on video.

According to EarthTouch News Network, the footage was shot by Norwegian cameraman Harald Albrigtsen, who works for the Norwegian media company NRK.

Albrigtsen was testing out a new low-light conditions camera when he spotted the whale/aurora combination. (He had spotted whales near that location earlier in the day.)

"After a few hours I was about to give up," he said, according to a translation posted by EarthTouch. "But then they turned up again. I did not even know if everything was in focus … It was like a dream."

Image: Marko Korosec/Barcroft USA via Getty Images

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