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Waiting for the perfect shot © David Clapp/Getty Images
We’re celebrating Camera Day by getting a glimpse of what goes into taking a good photo. In the case of today’s image, that means standing in the cold surf on a beach in Norway at night, while keeping the shutter on the camera open long enough to capture something as ephemeral as the northern lights. Ask any experienced nature photographer: as glamorous as all the travel might seem, much of the job requires patience.