February 10, 2016

Stubba Nature Reserve, Sweden

Photograph by Erlend Haarberg, National Geographic Creative

The northern lights twinkle above a snow-covered stand of trees in Sweden’s Stubba Nature Reserve. Located in the northern end of the country, the reserve sits within the 3,630-square-mile Laponian Area UNESCO World Heritage site, which was designated as both a nature and cultural site in 1996.

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