Spectacular Northern Lights over frozen forest and river

The local photographer who captured the lights in freezing temperatures of -25 degrees Celcius, said they appeared at around 2100 local time (1900GMT) on Monday and only faded after 0500 local time (0300GMT) on Tuesday.

He said the most breathtaking moment happened around midnight when he was treated to a magnificent display of the lights, also known as aurora borealis, in the skies for half an hour