Glacial beauty

Australian photographer Ben Hardman is based in Iceland and has been documenting Arctic winters for the past five years. He lays bare these extraordinary landscapes in a new exhibition, with images that show the some of the most extreme environments on Earth in all their majestic, raw and enigmatic glory.

Ómur: the shape, texture and anatomy of the Arctic is at theprintspace gallery until 29 August.

Methane gas trapped beneath the ice layer of a frozen lake, Alberta, Canada

Ice Bubbles (2018) Methane gas trapped beneath the ice layer of a frozen lake, Alberta, Canada

A blue morph Arctic fox, Thórsmörk, Iceland

Fox Eyes (2017) 
A blue morph Arctic fox, Thórsmörk, Iceland

A geothermal mountain range concealed within a thick sheet of snow, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Winter Contrasts (2016)
A geothermal mountain range concealed within a thick sheet of snow, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

An outlet glacier seen from an aerial perspective through a thin blanket of low-lying clouds, Svínafellsjökull, Iceland

An underwater perspective of a floating iceberg, Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Submerged (2017)
An underwater perspective of a floating iceberg, Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Intertwined glacial silt waters of Tungnaá, Fjallabak, Iceland

Glacial River Aerial (2017)
Intertwined glacial silt waters of Tungnaá, Fjallabak, Iceland

 

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