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Picture of Fata Morgana (mirage) phenomenon on the coast in Northern Norway

November 19th, 2007 · 9 Comments

Picture of Fata Morgana phenomenon on the coast in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera November 8th 2007. Click image for larger view.

In this picture you can see the optical phenomenon called Fata Morgana, on the coast in Northern Norway. Please click the image to get a larger view of the phenomenon. Notice how the coast (especially the small island on the left) is “miraged”. The phenomenon is a result of differences in temperature.
You can read more about Fata Morgana in this article on Wikipedia.

Check out this picture from last winter where the Fata Morgana phenomenon also appears.

Information about the pictures:
Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 134 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Tags: Autumn · Clouds · Coast · Fata Morgana · Fjord · Landscape · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sea Ocean · Shore · Sky · Snow

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Claire // Nov 19, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Very cool shot 🙂

  • 2 Sean // Nov 19, 2007 at 6:30 pm

    I almost made it to Norway this year for business, but the trip was canceled. Your photos are quite beautiful… hopefully I will see Norway in person someday.

  • 3 bernie kasper // Nov 19, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    Very cool shot Thomas, neat view of the mirage, great work.

  • 4 rhyan // Nov 19, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Because of your picture, it made me think how Norway is so beautiful.

  • 5 Kerri // Nov 20, 2007 at 12:32 am

    You are showing us the beauty of Norway.
    Great job!

  • 6 Bobbie // Nov 20, 2007 at 7:24 am

    That’s just fabulous, Thomas. Must have been tricky to capture.

  • 7 Kate Saltfleet // Nov 20, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    That’s so crazy, it looks more real than real. Some truly awesome photography here.

  • 8 Kystbloggen // Nov 29, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Thomas! You impress me – again!

  • 9 Mark Antony // Dec 1, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    Superb lighting effects!