When Marja-Terttu Karlsson went out to take pictures of the northern lights last week, she had no idea how fortunate she had been. Marja-Terttu Karlsson lives in Pajala, Swedish Lapland. She only recognized the recognizable shape that emerged before her eyes when she uploaded the photographs to the computer: – Oh my God, that looks like a fox, a wolf, or something, I thought.
When I took the photos, I was unaware of what I had. She claims that it was great. The collision of the solar wind with the atmosphere produces northern lights, which are frequently seen in the northern hemisphere’s arctic region. Northern lights have been increasingly frequent in recent years due to rising solar activity.
Since then, Ms. Karlsson’s photograph of the celestial animal has gone viral. On Facebook, it has been shared tens of thousands of times, but it has also sparked suspicion. Many people have contacted the photographer directly to cast doubt on the image’s veracity. They believe it to be false, but Ms. Karlsson tells SVT that she can reassure them that it is real.
The indigenous Saami people think that these lights are their ancestors coming to visit them. The northern lights were regarded by the Salteaus Indians of eastern Canada and the Kwakiutl and Tlingit of southeast Alaska as the dancing of human spirits.
The Inuit people who lived along the lower Yukon River thought that the aurora was a manifestation of the dance of various animal spirits, particularly those of beluga, salmon, wolf, deer, and seals. The spears, armor, and helmets of the warrior ladies known as the Valkyries served as the lights in Norse mythology.
They led the dead troops to Valhalla, where they were laid to rest, while riding on horses. A mythical fox with a bushy tail that sprayed snow and shot sparks into the sky was credited with creating the aurora in Finland. Check out some further incredible wolf-like images captured by fortunate photographers at the ideal time.