The Northern Lights have illuminated the night sky across the north and north-east in their first appearance this December.
The Aurora Borealis, also known as nature’s ultimate light show, are one of nature’s most wonderous phenomenon.
They have been making consistent appearances across the Highlands, Moray and Aberdeenshire at night in recent months.
Eager residents are always on hand to capture the bursts of green, teal and purple colours that lit up the cold, dark night sky.
This time around the lights made an appearance relatively early in the evening at around 6pm on Friday, December 1, usually people have to wait until later to see the full show.
Here are some of the best photos of the Northern Lights captured by residents.