Beautiful Frozen Jungle in Finland – Natural Wonder – III

In winters the fields of lapland (Finland), it is common to find such frozen jungles. The plants and trees and the vegetation in the jungles are beautifully frozen as if you are in an alien land.

This is a common feature in the Arctic circle area. The temperature  remains between-40  to -15 centigrade and  one can see such beautiful frozen land sights. Monza, Italy-based photographer Niccoló Bonfadini was the first to record and see these strange figured trees clad in ice and captured them.

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Source:  Photographer  Niccoló Bonfadini of Manza. Italy

While in this Finnish lapland Bonfadini took the snaps when staying outside during the night. The figure seems as if aliens are emerging from the snow ground. The land can be seen and is covered with ice as far as one sees during the sub zero temperature. You will notice that photographer has a very discreet eye to catch the beauty and serenity of the iced vast land. The photographer has a gift of class in his presentation. You can say par excellent presentation!!

Snow is nothing new to wintry weather but this photographer Niccoló Bonfadini captured the unique sight of the season in which trees are completely overwhelmed by snow and ice in subzero temperatures. The cloud-like shells in each image mask the trees in a frosty armor with nothing but snowy grounds surrounding them as far as the eye can see. The setting alone is spectacular, and the photographer’s keen eye and patience offers a naturally surreal view of a frozen landscape. He made efforts to camp out in the night and recorded the shots before sun rise. In all he organized nine-day camping trip to Finland last January.

A frozen alien planet filled with ice worms? That’s what it looks like, and these incredible images were actually taken near the Arctic Circle, where temperatures can fall as low far below zero.

A few excerpts from his messages,”I was blown away by the otherworldly landscape, everything was white as far as the eye could see. Everything was frozen,” Bonfadini told “It was incredible to see how ice would form on top of every free surface. Even my snow shoes and fuel bottles would be covered in ice if I left them outside my tent during the night.”

For one of the rare shots given above, titled “Sentinels of the Arctic”, he had to wait on the top of a hill for sunrise, and found a light mist was beginning to form around the trees, adding a mysterious atmosphere.For him photography is an invitation to go out to explore the nature and environment. His emotions well up and make him one with the nature. Man is just dot in the vastness of nature!

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Source:  Photographer  Niccoló Bonfadini of Manza. Italy

Harinder

Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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