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Journey to the Arctic Circle (7 photographs)

Journey to the Arctic Circle (7 photographs)

© All photographs by Yassine Ouhilal

Yassine Ouhilal captures surfer Cheyne Cottrell riding an icy wave amidst the snow-capped mountains of Norway’s Arctic. This shot was taken around 11 PM due to the high latitude and prevailing midnight sun.

Photographer Yassine Ouhilal, known as “Yazzy,” recently traveled to Norway’s Arctic Circle for a surfing expedition feature with Outside magazine. In Norway, Yazzy was also able to shoot for Eddie Bauer, who sponsored the trip. He produced a documentary while traveling that is posted on YouTube, and which has been seen in 200 countries.

Following a custom in surfing culture, Pat Millin named this “spot” Whitmills after he became the first surfer to ride a wave at this location.

Aurora Borealis in Northern Norway.

This memorial for Canadian Folk Artist, Maud Lewis, is made of stainless steel sheets with lights shining from within.

Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull, Iceland, photographed from the air.

The dark rocks and vegetation of Iceland’s interior absorb heat, unlike ice and snow, which would normally reflect it back to the atmosphere. This is a contributing factor in the increased global temperatures.

The glacier’s last dance: giant icebergs flow into the lagoon and go out to sea where the action of waves, saltwater, and sun ultimately play the final note.

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  1. Ok, I’m all goosebumpy now. The memorial for Maud Lewis blew me into next week. Thanks so much for showing us these pix.

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