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Peaceful and idyllic images of the frozen north reveal the beauty of nature's glaciers and ice deserts
23:59 GMT, 23 December 2012
Surreal and transfixing pictures of icebergs, glaciers and cliffs reveal the different colors and hues of beautiful frozen wastelands of Greenland, Iceland, Scotland and the Faroe Islands.
The foreboding and harsh climates depicted in these high resolution photographs are revealed to be strangely peaceful and idyllic landscapes in the imagery of photographer Jan Erik Waider at NorthLandscapes.com.
Obsessed with winter and its ice and snow, the German photographer adores winter and its unpredictable weather, believing that this time of year is perfect for capturing memories of the frozen wastes with captivating pictures.
Intense: A jagged Iceberg photographed by Jan Erik Waider at Ilulissat and Disko Bay in West Greenland
Drawn to the north like a compass, Waider only feels his wanderlust is sated by his passion for the coast and ice of Greenland and Iceland.
The freezing North Sea of northern Europe and its contradicting landscapes cause mountains to be created by ice and where the summer means it is as bright as day as it is at night.
Majestic: Revealed out of the fog the icebergs off the coast of Greenland seem foreboding
The colours and hues of the frozen north are accentuated in Jan Erik Waider's photographs
Lonely icebergs off the coast of Greenland emerge from the freezing fog
Looming icebergs loom over the silent north Atlantic ocean
Sculpted by the wind and the sea the icebergs create shaded and surreal colours as they lie in the ocean
The rugged ice-scapes could resemble the surface of another planet on the quiet waters
The fog obscures the jagged shape of the lone iceberg in the waters off of Greenland
The majority of the icebergs lie buried beneath the calm waters of the frigid Atlantic Ocean
The light reveals the natural hues and colours of the beautiful frozen shaped icebergs
Towering hundreds of feet above the ocean the iceberg formations loom large in the lens of Jan Erik Waider
The silent waters almost perfectly reflect the arching rises of the icebergs off of Greenland
In these sweeping and deserted landscapes, Waider aims to draw the viewers attention to the constant pressures of civilizations and create a release.
The 28 year-old photographer has been photographing the frozen landscapes of the north for ten years and he know calls Iceland his second home.