If you’ve only heard about the northern lights, get ready to meet a more stunning cousin.

Photographer Lachlan Manley has captured these stunning photographs in Queenscliff, south of Melbourne in Australia. These are of the southern lights, a.k.a. the aurora australis, which were captured on Sunday night.

Aurora Australia


The natural light display of the southern lights is the result of charged particles from the sun getting caught in the earth’s magnetic fields, which creates an array of colour when it hits gases at high speed in the Earth’s atmosphere. Read more…

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Aussie photographer catches incredible shots of the southern lights