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Stunning Finland Night Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt

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The talented Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt recently released night II, a collection of night time photographs captured in Finland in 2013 and 2014….

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oliviersc's curator insight, October 26, 2014 12:03 PM

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Amazing Photos of Trees Frozen in Subzero Temperatures

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Traveling to the Finnish Lapland in the frigid cold of winter, Niccoló Bonfadini has managed to snap shots of these frozen trees as though they are alien creatures emerging from the ground. With temperatures ranging from -40°C to -15°C, Bonfadini insists that the bitter cold was actually bearable, given the beautiful view. The photographer patiently camped out on the scene and awoke early enough to set up his camera for some truly spectacular shots of the landscape just before sunrise. One of his images, titled Sentinels of the Arctic, even wound up catching the eye of NASA as the Astronomy Picture of the Day.

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Nordic Lights : Image of the Day

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Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden have some of the world’s highest rates of electricity consumption per person.

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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 18, 2015 5:59 PM

It is not surprising to me that these countries, or any country that resides in a high latitude area, have high usage of electricity.  The combination of extreme cold temperatures and times of meager amounts of daylight equal high uses of energy.  High populations of these areas tend to be around the coast as well, so these areas have to work extra hard to keep people warm, fed, etc.  If people were more spread out, the usage might not be as high. 

Lena Minassian's curator insight, February 18, 2015 7:17 PM

This articles discusses which countries use the most electricity and believe it or not, the Nordic countries are at the top of the list. It shows two satellite images in the nighttime for you to get a better visual as to which areas of these countries use the most electricity. There are multiple factors that go into these countries consuming this much energy. One factor that is interesting is the high demand for electricity because of the long winters in these countries. 

Kevin Cournoyer's curator insight, May 6, 2015 9:34 AM

These images are really interesting and expose just how much electricity the Scandinavian countries actually use. It is surprising to think of these nations as large energy consumers because of their general reputation as progressive, clean, and liberal places. This brief article is an excellent example of how maps and satellite images can be misleading, though. As opposed to places like the U.S. or China, energy consumption in the Scandinavian countries actually produces only small amounts of greenhouse gases and is based on renewable energy sources. 


This shows an interesting and not immediately apparent geographic distinction between the Scandinavian countries and places such as China and the U.S. Chinese and United States energy consumption is enormous because of those countries' ability and desire to produce large amounts of goods quickly. Household energy use is also high because of the widespread use of electronics such as televisions, computers, and appliances. The Scandinavian countries, on the other hand, have a need for increased energy use because of their geographic location: long, dark winters mean an increased need for electricity and for longer periods. Also, Scandinavia is able to produce energy at lower costs due to its use of renewable energy sources. So though those countries may consume much more energy than their non-Scandinavian counterparts, they are doing so responsibly and for a reason.