18 Photographers Share Their Incredible Stories on Nature and Wildlife Photography
“Why do we photograph? I asked myself, as I made this image, a reminder of the fragility of earth.”
Lake Baikal in Russia is the deepest freshwater lake in the world. I was visiting the area, when I noticed deep cracks on the surface of the ice. It appeared as if the ground would split further. In order to project the dramatic nature of the phenomenon, I waited for the sun to rise, and then photographed the scene. Later, I learnt that the crack was caused by the varying temperatures, which made the ice rapidly expand and contract.
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10–24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II
Exposure: 1/60sec at f/11, ISO 250
Simplicity is of Essence
Most people associate landscape photography with wide vistas that show grandeur. Have you ever considered photographing a simple landscape? Or maybe, an intimate landscape? Or perhaps, an unconventional point of view? Have an open mind and keep walking.