Backcountry Wednesday: The Midnight Sun

General — By Rachel Greenberg on June 8, 2011 at 11:48 am

The Midnight Sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months, in locations north of the Arctic Circle and South of the Antarctic Circle. During this special time, the sun never sets on the horizon, and is visible at midnight local time. Although we’re pretty sure this wreaks havoc on the local population’s sleep schedule, it does produce some of the most amazing images and videos we’ve seen in a long time. The following video, shot by TSO Photography between April 29 and May 10, 2011, chronicles the incredible weeks before The Midnight Sun when the light is at its most vibrant.

Image: machael clark stuff/Flickr

Shot in the backcountry of Lofoten, Norway, the photographer had to climb down mountains, navigate the tides of the arctic sea, and crawl across slippery rocks to capture the following video. Not ready for that kind of backcountry adventure? The small town of  Alta, Norway makes an incredible viewing spot.

[vimeo width="575" height="475"]http://vimeo.com/24456787[/vimeo]

Tags: arctic circle, Backcounty Wednesday, Norway, The Midnight Sun, video

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