Iceland in Winter – Erez Marom.

Erez Marom is a professional nature photographer, fascinated with the arctic.
He’s spent over 3 months of his life in Iceland, all during winter, and captured many images of its magical frozen landscape.
Black beaches adorned with countless diamond-like icebergs, glacial lagoons, ice-crusted waterfalls, Northern Lights, ice caves…
Iceland in winter is a true paradise for photographers, one to go back to every year to shoot and guide.
via Images Of Iceland In Winter By Erez Marom | Bored Panda.

‘Life in a Frozen Bubble’ by Angela Kelly.

angelakelly1Each winter, when the temperature dips into the negatives, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly takes advantage of the frigid weather and blows bubbles that freeze and form beautiful patches of ice crystals.
The breathtaking results, which she photographs for her series Life in a Bubble, look like delicate snow globes and Christmas tree ornaments made of glass.
Kelly uses a homemade solution of dish soap, karo syrup, and water to create the bubbles.
While some of the smaller bubbles freeze in midair and fall to the ground, shattering upon impact, others crystalize and retain their pristine shape.
angelakelly3No two bubbles look the same, as each forms different patterns.
Decorated with elegant swirls and scallops, feathery etchings, and snowflake-like designs, the frozen globes are truly a gorgeous sight to behold in these cold winter days.
via Breathtaking Frozen Bubbles Look Like Elegant Glass Ornaments – My Modern Met.

Tornado Alley, Julesburg, Colorado.

While on storm chasing expeditions in Tornado Alley in the U.S. I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching a storm near Julesburg, Colorado, on 28 May, 2013.
The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but it stayed an LP [low precipitation] storm through all its cycles and never produced a tornado, just occasional brief funnels, large hail, and some rain.
National Geographic Traveler Director of Photography Dan Westergren, one of this year’s judges, shares his thoughts on the first-place winner:
“This winning photo of a supercell over the plains of eastern Colorado stopped the judges in our tracks.
When we first saw the picture we guessed that the photographer probably had dedicated quite a bit of time chasing storms to capture such an amazing sight.
But what makes the picture particularly strong is that except for the cloud, the rest of the scene is quite ordinary. The crazy UFO-looking shape gives the impression that it’s going to suck up the landscape like a tablecloth into a vacuum cleaner.
The unresolved tension in the image makes me want to look at it over and over.”
Location: Julesburg, Colorado, USA
See more Images via Winners – Winners Gallery – Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – National Geographic.