This is an old photo of a monkfish. I have a macabre desire for a lamp made of one, but I don’t think the smell would make it practical.
It did not look like this. All these aurora photos are misleading, though not fake. If we could gather up the light for 15 seconds and then view that image, we would see this. What the camera does not see is the incredible subtlety of motion and fleetingness of any given curtain of light. An actual aurora is far more delicate and beautiful than any photograph of it conveys. But I was there, so here they are anyway.