The spectacle of the northern lights brimming over a snowy hilltop makes this shot look like heaven on earth.
Snapped by Dave Brosha at Great Slave Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories, the ribbon of green casts a stark contrast against the inky darkness of the night sky.
Brosha told National Geographic: "I should have been sleeping, but I was like a kid in a candy store with excitement.
"Bloody hell, the north is a beautiful place.”
The heavenly glow of the aurora borealis is caused by storms erupting on the surface of the Sun, which throw matter towards Earth.
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