The beauty of our natural world can be both breathtaking and awe-inspiring. There’s nothing like stopping to really look at the world around us and marveling at its incredible features, its serene landscapes or unforgiving terrain. It’s no wonder nature is a favorite muse amongst photographers!

Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt is no exception. Completely self taught, Lagerstedt enjoys capturing Finland’s landscapes, focusing on night shoots and atmospheric scenes mostly.” I love to create visually and emotionally interesting photographs,” he says of his work, “and my goal is to capture the feeling I had when I took the photograph.”

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We’d say in terms of creating something visually and emotionally interesting, Lagerstedt has nailed it. Pictures of a night sky rioting with stars, a rustic bridge through mysterious woods, and a silhouette of a person surrounded by fog, all evoke a reaction due to their simple beauty. It’s photos like these that remind us why it’s so important to conserve and protect our natural world, and to appreciate it as the awesome force that it is.

 

In The Woods

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

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Milky Way Over Finland

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

Purple Haze II

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

Sunset at The Coast of Meri-Pori, Finland

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

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Follow The Tracks

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

Winter Sky

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

Silent Elegance

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

Beautiful Evening in Helsinki

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

Another Night in Finland

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

Take me Away

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

Tuusula, Finland

This Photographer's Stunning Pictures of Finland's Natural Landscape Will Leave You Awestruck

All image source: Mikko Lagerstedt/Instagram