At first glance, photographer Andre Ermolaev‘s stunning aerial shots look more like paintings, or maybe even CGI landscapes, than actual photographs of the Icelandic countryside. And yet, photographs they are. My Modern Met quotes Ermolaev as saying that, as a photographer, “What has become a real discovery for me is the bird’s eye view of the rivers flowing along the black volcanic sand. It is an inexpressible combination of colors, lines, and patterns.”
Can you believe these are photographs? Also, how badly does this make you want to befriend a helicopter pilot so that you can take your camera up high and discover what unlikely scenes are yet to be captured of your local landscape?