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Sentinels of the Arctic by Niccolo Bonfadini
Wednesday, 2nd May 2012

Sentinels of the Arctic

by Niccolo Bonfadini

During winter, with temperatures ranging from -40 to -15, the trees in some areas of the Finnish Lapland get completely covered by snow and ice. This makes for a unuique landscape, where everything is white and frozen as far as the eyes can see. That morning I slept in my tent to watch the sun rise from the top of a hill; an eerie mist was forming around the trees, enhancing the mysterious atmosphere.
Equipment: Canon digital equipment
Niccolò Bonfadini
Niccolò Bonfadini is a young photographer living in Monza, in the northern part of Italy. Since he was a child he has always been fascinated by Nature. Some years ago he discovered his passion for photography and since then he has started traveling intensively with his camera. For him nothing is more fulfilling that being out in the wilderness witnessing a sunrise or a starry sky. Photography motivates him to get out into Nature more often, experiencing conditions and places that he wouldn’t probabily have witnessed otherwise. Recently, he has fallen in love with the Arctic regions.

Sentinels of the Arctic by Niccolo Bonfadini was photo of the day on Wednesday, 2nd May 2012. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.



2nd May 2012 at 3:33 am

I have never seen anything like this before. Great capture. Thank you for sharing.

2nd May 2012 at 3:46 am

Wild capture Niccol – so dramatic!

2nd May 2012 at 3:49 am

Such an incredible shot. Great work Niccol!

2nd May 2012 at 7:13 am

this almost looks like snaps from an alien movie!! :O
the light made the picture here, as its all white on white…. well done!! :)

2nd May 2012 at 7:48 am

What a beautiful (and eerie)l cold scene!

2nd May 2012 at 9:03 am

Yoooooooooo grande brother!!!

2nd May 2012 at 9:12 am

Amazing and so beautiful, thanks for bringing us this.

2nd May 2012 at 9:57 am

Breath taking shot, well done!

2nd May 2012 at 11:03 am

Wow! I initially thought it was an aerial shot of smoke plumes from volcanoes! Lovely

2nd May 2012 at 12:34 pm

Are you serious? This is so “other worldly”. Great shot!!

Subi Wilks

2nd May 2012 at 5:45 pm

Beautiful! They look like sleeping giants.

John Summers

2nd May 2012 at 11:16 pm

Like little old men hunched up in the cold ! Never seen anything like them. Probably never will. Thanks for an unforgettable image.

3rd May 2012 at 5:58 pm

KOOL and beautiful!

3rd May 2012 at 8:59 pm

Looks mysterious! This world is full of wonders, thanks for sharing!

5th May 2012 at 9:23 am

Amazing photo…


6th May 2012 at 4:38 am

Beautiful. After reviewing your website………you are truly an outstanding photography artist. What a treat. Thank you!

mary blankenship

7th May 2012 at 1:49 am

So beautiful. They look so cool. Wonderful shot!

Dennis Baker

25th May 2012 at 10:15 pm

Isn’t it amzing what nature reveals to us when we take the time to look? I too am enraptured with nature and here in Oregon we have our fair share to photograph, which I do whenever I can and oftem even when I shouldn’t.

Very nice phto.

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