Nick Brandt is a Los Angeles based videogapher who has followed his passion for photographing the wild animals of East Africa for the past 14 years.
With his medium-format film camera in hand, Brandt spends weeks following and becoming accepted by his subjects, before waiting for favourable combinations of lighting and behaviour.
The resulting photographs are nothing short of spectacular.
Lake Baikal, located in the southern part of eastern Siberia in Russia, is an incredible natural wonder of the world that one can only hope to visit at least once in their lifetime. It’s not just the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, at 20 to 25 million years old, it’s also one of the largest and deepest, holding an astounding one-fifth of the world’s freshwater.
From January to May, the lake freezes over but the water is so clear that, from the surface, you can see an astonishing 130 feet below you.
A photograph worthy natural phenomenon occurs each March, when wind, temperature differences, frost and sun in the ice crust cause cracks and ice hummocks to form.
Transparent and shining in a turquoise color, these masses of broken ice look like shards of glass rising into the sky. They are caused by the slow and unequal pressure in the main body of the packed ice as well as by the unequal structure and temperature. Now that’s one for the bucket list!
See below for more stunning images from this unique location…
Can you spot the ‘invisible animal‘?
The animals in this series of images are trying their utmost to fool predators by blending into landscapes all over the world. The shots were taken by photographer Art Wolfe over a period of 35 years, for his work ‘Vanishing Act‘.
Whether they are hunters or the hunted, these cunning animals are all masters of disguise who can fool even the most beady-eyed passerby into believing they are not there.