In Focus: Natural Phenomena to Capture on Film

Choosing fresh photography subjects may be challenging for those who like to habitually push their photography game. If you haven't tried capturing natural phenomena before, here is a simple list of subjects you can add to your must-shoot list.

Perseid Meteors

This annual meteor shower is caused by the comet Swift–Tuttle. The nearest Perseid Meteors shower will take place on August 12 to 13, 2019 so mark your calendars, get your gear ready, and sharpen your skills ready for this challenging shoot. When the time comes, make sure you get as far away from the city lights as possible for the optimum viewing experience.

Credits: schlogoat

Aurora Borealis, Near North Pole

A magical display — it's hard to believe that the skies can light up in such a surreal way. The Aurora Borealis can be seen in specific high-altitude regions and is an unforgettable viewing experience. The challenge is to capture this natural wonder on film.

Credits: zezia


Not so much of a rare phenomenon, but one of the more challenging subjects to capture. This shoot will test your patience and technical prowess.

Credits: nillerpiller

Frozen Methane Bubbles, Russia

Travel to Lake Baikal in Russia and experience something truly incredible. Acknowledged as the deepest and cleanest lake in the world, frozen methane bubbles form right under the surface of the ice. Attractive patterns also form on the ice when it cracks and, because it is the cleanest lake in the world, you can see all the way to the bottom.

Credits: lwadethompson

written by crissyrobles on 2018-10-19

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