Breathtaking photos of the Northern Lights snapped in Scotland

These stunning pictures show the Northern Lights over a beach in Scotland for what could be the last time this year.

The Northern Lights as seen from Wick, Scotland. Credit: Maciej Winiarczyk

The Aurora Borealis was snapped by photographer Maciej Winiarczyk, 46,in Wick, Caithness, on Tuesday night.

Self-employed structural engineer Maciej snapped the pictures at Noss Head, and the glowing yellow lights could be seen beneath the Milky Way.

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Maciej said: "The aurora is shining bright under the Milky Way.

The Northern Lights as seen from Wick, Scotland. Credit: Maciej Winiarczyk

"The purple is more rare than green which is quite special. "Soon it will be too bright to see any aurora.

"This may be the last time this year. I was happy it was such a good show. "I waited for two hours for the perfect picture, after it got really dark the colours started coming out really bright."

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The Northern Lights as seen from Wick, Scotland. Credit: Maciej Winiarczyk

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