What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Southern Lights



South of Home Photography

We’ve all heard of the Northern Lights, also known as the aurora borealis, the natural electric phenomenon that creates bright, brightly-colored light displays in the Arctic Circle sky. But I was surprised to learn that a similar phenomenon occurs in the Antarctic Circle, known as the aurora australis or the Southern Lights. And they are every bit as spectacular as their northern cousins.

Queenstown, New Zealand, astrophotographers Jake and Jo Scott-Gardner (A.K.A. South of Home), have been taking shockingly beautiful photos of the Southern Lights during what is called the Milky Way Season (which, ironically, is what I call Halloween). Their photos are so jaw-droppingly amazing, the feelings they inspire in me can almost be called religious (and that’s not a feeling to which I’m generally susceptible). My favorite thing about their Facebook feed is that quite a few of their photos are 360° and you can move them around to see the whole spectacular horizon!

All photos property of South of Home Photography/Jake and Jo Scott-Gardner.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “Southern Lights


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  2. Wow! These are astounding images.

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  3. I didn’t know that either. And these images are magical.

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  4. Wow words cannot do justice to these pictures they are just mind boggling. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Beautiful. Amazing what symmetry our world has.

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  6. I can’t stop looking at these photos. We lucked out and saw the Northern Lights but I think we need to pack up and head south.

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  7. It’s an entirely different quality, isn’t it? My sister lives in Dunedin, on the South Island. I’ll have to ask her if she’s seen them. If she has, she’s been keeping it to herself!

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  8. Reblogged this on eyewitness and commented:
    Who Knew?

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  9. You just blew me away (not the first time either) WOW!

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