A photographer has captured the Northern Lights through the clear night sky in Shetland.
Richard Ashbee, 66, photographed the mesmerising green aurora floating over the villages of Sandwick and Cunningsburgh.
He took around 100 photographs while out and said the Aurora Borealis is something to “look forward to” during the long winter nights on the island.
Richard, from Sandwick, Shetland, headed out to Sandsayre Pier for the shot on November 29 after checking meteorological sources to see if conditions were right.
Richard said: “I’m absolutely captivated by it.
“Most people up here have seen it and are a bit blasé about it because they’ve seen it too many times.
“Every aurora is different, you never know what you’re going to get.
“It’s a combination of clear weather and no wind and everything came together in that photograph.
“It’s two minutes away from where I live so it’s an ideal spot.
“I look at the stats coming in – solar wind speed – and you can see if the aurora is kicking off.
“The long string of lights on the horizon is Cunningsburgh and the white glow to the right is Lerwick.
“That night I took around 100 photos.
“That was an absolutely still night – in November there were only about three days without gales.”
Richard teaches photography and runs an online group for locals to share sightings of the lights.
He added: “In November, we’ve seen it 15 nights.
“We’ve got people all over Shetland posting sightings.
“That is one advantage of being so far north.
“You don’t have to go to Iceland or Norway or Sweden – we get good views up here.”