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Arctic trees transformed


Staff writers

October 20, 2012 — In what appears to be the set of a science fiction movie, young photographer Niccolo Bonfadini, has captured divine images of trees buried under a foot of snow in the Arctic Circle.

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, May 29, 2012; courtesy Niccolo Bonfadini
NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, May 29, 2012; courtesy Niccolo Bonfadini

The photos were taken last winter in Finnish Lapland where weather can include sub-freezing temperatures and driving snow.

The photo collection is named "Sentinels of the Arctic" -- garnering world-wide attention, and making NASA's coveted  "Astronomy Picture of the Day".

Surreal landscapes often come to be, where common trees become cloaked in white and so appear, to some, as watchful aliens.

In the winter months, snow and frost become so thick the entire landscape is transformed into an otherworldly planet. Of course, in the spring the trees tend to thaw out and create a much different scene in the region.  

To learn more about Niccolo Bonfadini and see more of his work, visit his website

There is certainly no shortage of scenic beauty here in Canada. Be sure to share all your photos and videos here, and they may end up on air!

With files from Yahoo! News and NASA

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