Northern Lights Star Trails

A photographer was left thanking his lucky stars – after patiently waiting three months in freezing temperatures to capture this dazzling display of light above the Rocky Mountains. Snapper Richard Gottardo, 29, spent winter camping out in the -35F mountains hoping to experience and photograph the breathtaking beauty of the aurora over the stunning surroundings of the mountain region.

A photographer was left thanking his lucky stars - after patiently waiting three months in freezing temperatures to capture this dazzling display of light above the Rocky Mountains. Snapper Richard Gottardo, 29, spent winter camping out in the -35F mountains hoping to experience and photograph the breathtaking beauty of the aurora over the stunning surroundings of the mountain region.

A photographer was left thanking his lucky stars - after patiently waiting three months in freezing temperatures to capture this dazzling display of light above the Rocky Mountains. Snapper Richard Gottardo, 29, spent winter camping out in the -35F mountains hoping to experience and photograph the breathtaking beauty of the aurora over the stunning surroundings of the mountain region.

A photographer was left thanking his lucky stars - after patiently waiting three months in freezing temperatures to capture this dazzling display of light above the Rocky Mountains. Snapper Richard Gottardo, 29, spent winter camping out in the -35F mountains hoping to experience and photograph the breathtaking beauty of the aurora over the stunning surroundings of the mountain region.

A photographer was left thanking his lucky stars - after patiently waiting three months in freezing temperatures to capture this dazzling display of light above the Rocky Mountains. Snapper Richard Gottardo, 29, spent winter camping out in the -35F mountains hoping to experience and photograph the breathtaking beauty of the aurora over the stunning surroundings of the mountain region.