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Whales play under the Northern Lights

7 October 2015 Last updated at 09:00 BST

A pod of whales have been filmed playing under the Northern Lights.

The dazzling light show is caused by the interaction of charged particles and the Earth's magnetic field and atmosphere.

How the Northern Lights happen

Photographer Harald Albrigsten captured the beautiful creatures swimming near Whale Island, off the coast of Tromso in Norway.

Video courtesy of Harald Albrigtsen