Adventure photographer Chris Burkard is an expert at photographing surfers who ride the coldest, most punishing waves on the planet. He’s used to battling the elements in order to get the perfect shot, but one fateful storm in Iceland nearly broke him. Still, he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to capture an epic adventure under the greatest light show on earth.
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This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants.