One photographer searching for the ultimate Northern Lights pic in Iceland got more than he bargained for - as his images appear to show an alien's face haunting the night sky.
The green stretch of light could be confused for a cosmic invasion as it bizarrely resembles the face of a space creature.
Landscape photographer Iurie Belegurschi captured the sighting by chance in the spectacular Reykjanes peninsula of Iceland.
On a clear night on 8 September, Iurie said he stayed up all night and waited to watch the Northern Lights dance in the sky.
He said: "I can't describe with words what I feel when I see the Northern lights, but in my opinion it is the most amazing phenomenon we can witness.
"I wish everybody could see it at least once in their life.
"I didn't see the alien face during shooting, but when I came home I checked my photographs on the computer and I saw it! It's unbelievable, I couldn't believe my eyes."
The 29-year-old native Moldovan used a Canon 5D Mark III to shoot the spectacle.
Self-taught photographer Iurie moved to Iceland in 2006 to follow his biggest passion, the Northern Lights, and is now waiting for the solar max in 2013 to 2014 to capture more aurora activity.
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