And suddenly a rising phoenix aurora appeared in the sky of Iceland

These amazing northern lights looking like a rising phoenix over Iceland were taken by Hallgrimur P. Helgason on September 24, 2015.

His incredible photo just won a ‘Best of the Week’ award on Pixoto.com!

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Hallgrimur P. Helgason or Pixoto shown with permission

Incredible photographs of the aurora borealis over Iceland show the moment they formed the outline of a phoenix.

The lights formed a near perfect shape of the fire-breathing creature which was common in ancient mythology.

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Hallgrimur P. Helgason or Pixoto shown with permission

Hallgrimur P Helgason said the key to photographing the spectacle was avoiding light pollution and using no flash.

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