Each year, a highly prestigeful international photo-competition is arranged by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, UK. The competition: "Astronomy Photographer of The Year" is divided into three main categories, "Earth and Space", "Our Solar System" och "Deep Sky", where the best astronomy pictures and astrophotographers of the world compete about the title.
This year, more than 500 photographers from 25 different countries entered the competition. I was therefore very happy and honoured to receive information from the jury that one of my images "Surrounded by Space", showing a display of intense northern lights framed by birch branches in a northern forest with the constellation Cassiopeia in the center, was elected one of the winning images in the ceremony in London.
The other winning images can be seen in National Geographic News or in an audio slideshow produced by BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11213528