Traveling to the Finnish Lapland in the frigid cold of winter, Niccoló Bonfadini has managed to snap shots of these frozen trees as though they are alien creatures emerging from the ground. With temperatures ranging from -40°C to -15°C, Bonfadini insists that the bitter cold was actually bearable, given the beautiful view. The photographer patiently camped out on the scene and awoke early enough to set up his camera for some truly spectacular shots of the landscape just before sunrise. One of his images, titled Sentinels of the Arctic, even wound up catching the eye of NASA as the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
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