From a seahorse-shaped iceberg in Greenland to dizzying cliffs in the Faroe Islands, the intrepid pictures of an intrepid photographer from the Scandinavian islands, taken over 14 years
- Renowned photographer Stefan Forster has put together a stunning collection of images from the Scandinavian islands
- During 14 years he made more than 80 fearless journeys through Greenland, Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands
- His images appear in a book called Nordic Islands – and here we present 10 photos from the epic tome
Photographers will do everything to take the perfect picture.
And a man who knows this all too well is Stefan Forster, who has dedicated 14 years of his life to compiling a breathtaking collection of images of the Scandinavian islands.
Swiss-born Forster, one of the most famous wildlife photographers in Europe, made more than 80 intrepid journeys through distant Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and the islands of Norway to capture their enchanting beauty.
On his journey, he walked hundreds of miles through the Highlands of Iceland, paddled a kayak along the west coast of Greenland, sailed an old wooden ship through the mighty Scoresby Sound of East Greenland and climbed one of the steepest cliffs in the Faroe Islands.
All out of love for the lens.
His images appear in a new book called Nordic islands and capture dizzying cliffs, expansive blue icebergs, the dazzling Northern Lights, and intriguing wildlife. Scroll down to view a selection from the volume …
Stunning: Forster captured this sunrise shot in Scoresby Sund, a fjord system in Greenland, from an inflatable boat
During Forster’s journey, he hiked hundreds of miles through the Highlands of Iceland to capture images as above
Epic: Forster used a drone to capture footage of giant icebergs in Greenland
Forster said capturing images of the Northern Lights requires ‘a lot of patience’ because you need a perfectly clear sky
Labor of love: Forster spent 14 years assembling the photos for the collection, which includes panoramic images of the Icelandic lakes
Forster said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw this seahorse of ice cream on his first trip to Greenland in 2012
The photographer’s journey also took him to the Faroe Islands, known for their dramatic cliffs
Snap happy: Depicted are the mountains and crystal clear waters around the Lofoten archipelago in Norway
Robust: this atmospheric image is of Vestrahorn, a 454 meter high mountain in southeast Iceland
Forster encountered this arctic fox at Ilulissat, a coastal town in Greenland. In his book, Forster reveals that the fox bit the hood of his camera out of curiosity
Stefan Forster’s Nordic Islands will be released in May by teNeues and costs £ 29.95. Visit www.teneues.com