Chas­ing moon­bows and au­ro­rae

Science Illustrated - - CONTENTS -

Pho­tog­ra­pher Audun Rikard­sen has come to shoot the per­fect whale photo on the Kald Fiord of North­ern Nor­way, but his “catch” is big­ger than ex­pected. The num­ber of whales in the fiord has risen in re­cent years, as the gi­ants have travelled north along with her­rings. Close to the boat, the pho­tog­ra­pher spots a hump­back whale en­tan­gled in a line. He calls the coast guard, and a diver is sent to free the huge an­i­mal. The whale's life is saved, but the yel­low line turns out to be a data ca­ble, dis­con­nect­ing a nearby vil­lage for three weeks.

Photo // Audun H. Rikard­sen

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