Daredevil hurricane chaser Stuart Robinson's stunning pictures of Northern Lights
Daredevil hurricane chaser Stuart Robinson swapped high winds for extreme temperatures on a trip to photograph the Northern Lights.
Stuart, of Mountsorrel, travelled by plane, car and snowmobile to get to the far north of Norway to capture stunning pictures of the Aurora Borealis, caused when solar winds hit the Earth's magnetic field.
"It was really quite something to behold, standing there beneath these colours," said Stuart.
"They're mostly green but every now and again there's a little blue or yellow and the whole thing snakes slowly over the sky, constantly changing."
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Stuart was properly kitted out with clothing to cope with temperatures which dropped as low as -25C.
"I was drinking from a can and I put it down for a few seconds to adjust my camera and when I picked it up again it had turned to slush," he said.
"It really was amazingly cold.
"We went 350 miles into the Arctic Circle, doing the last 20 on snowmobiles and staying out in remote huts – 30 miles from anyone else – eating some very nice rustic food, including elk foot and reindeer.
"It was a real winter wonderland, with short silver birch trees and two feet of snow on the ground."
In the past, Stuart has chased extreme weather across the world.
He was in America for Hurricane Irene in 2011 and spent three days living in a car in a deserted seaside area in North Carolina waiting for the storm to hit.
Since he started storm-chasing in 1998, the self-employed IT consultant has seen dozens of tornadoes, typhoons and hurricanes, including Typhoon Krosa, in Taiwan in 2007, and Hurricane Gustav, in Mississippi in 2008.
He went to see the Northern Lights because they are particularly bright this year.
"It's one of those things you have to see before you die," he said. "It's something a bit different from being in the middle of a storm and to stand there and look up was wonderful."