Photographer shares magical imagery from Iceland – capturing its iconic night sights and icy landscape

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Amazing imagery taken in Iceland shows the country’s iconic winter night views – with the unique scenery leaving viewers breathless.

National Geographic photographer, Kiliii Yuyan, recently photographed the wonders of the Nordic island as he explored the vast icy landscape through the lens of a smartphone.

Pictured: Stunning Icelandic landscape captured by Kiliii Yuyan

Some of the images show the iconic northern lights, which can be very hard to spot and peak in September and March, while others show off the impressive glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón.

Other snaps show huge blocks of ice drifting to the shore, shimmering in white and blue shades, as well as black sandy beaches at Fauskasandur and glassy ice sculptures.

Pictured: The Northern Lights captured by Kiliii Yuyan

Kiliii also captured a mesmerising photo of an abandoned plane with Aurora Borealis flickering in the background.

“One of the most challenging areas of smartphone photography is making pictures in low light,” said Kiliii, who snapped the shots with the OPPO Find X5 Pro. 

Pictured: Stunning Icelandic landscape captured by Kiliii Yuyan Ising the OPPO smartphone camera

“It’s easy to miss capturing detail, as well as extreme lights and darks that can elevate your photography to another level.”

Pictured: Stunning Icelandic landscape captured by Kiliii Yuyan

The photographer’s award-winning work has previously illuminated the stories of the Arctic and human communities connected to the land.

Pictured: Stunning Icelandic landscape captured by Kiliii Yuyan

He has travelled across the polar regions working with indigenous cultures and wildlife.

The photos are part of a campaign called ‘Empower Every Moment’, celebrating Kiliii’s journey through Iceland, which launched on 15 March alongside National Geographic and OPPO.

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