Alien Light in the Snow.

lucid-10Electroluminescent light shapes installed in the otherworldly landscapes of Iceland by German artists Tarek Mawad and Friedrich van Schoor, also known as 3hund.

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The geometric shapes, sharp lines and luminous spheres have an eerie effect as the camera pans around the valleys and mountains before encountering the luminous forms that seem alien.

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The installations were created in real time, without the use of CGI, by using electroluminescent wires and shapes placed on a rock surface or suspended in the air using a kite or drone.
View more images via Lucid: Light Installations by 3hund

Out Of This World, Kvalvika, Lofoten Islands.

After a long hike from his small cabin to Kvalvika, Lofoten Islands in Norway, the photographer arrived at the slopes above the beach around midnight.
During the hike the auroral display was relatively weak, but when he made it to the beach the sky ignited in a colourful spectacle of greens and purples framed by the mossy, green landscape.
The image is stacked from six different exposures to combat high ISO and thermal noise in the foreground.
The sky was added from one of these exposures.
Image Credit: Photograph by Nicolas Alexander Otto/National Maritime Museum/The Guardian)
Source: Out Of This World: Magnificent Entries For The UK Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017

‘Land of Fire and Ice.’

evaho2Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, adventurer, and photography enthusiast Eva Ho recently returned from a camping trip to Iceland, where she documented the unbelievable beauty of the Land of Fire and Ice in a series of stunning photos. “
A true miracle of nature,” Ho says of the Nordic island country, “diverse, colorful, unpredictable at every turn.”
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It’s astounding that so many natural wonders could exist in one place, but Iceland has them all, from thundering waterfalls, to smoldering volcanos and ice-blue glacial caves, to sky-high cliffs and river deltas that snake over the terrain like colorful veins, when viewed from above.
Ho, who braved the outdoors and took pre-dawn hikes to capture many of her incredible vistas, visually reinforces that the stark, surreal beauty of Iceland is a photographer’s dream come true.
Read on and see more Images via Spectacular Landscape Photos Highlight the Diverse Natural Beauty of Iceland – My Modern Met.