Jani Ylinampa is a photographer, a real master of capturing breathtaking sunsets, beautiful forests, lakes and other wonders of nature.
He really takes full advantage of his surroundings, photographing the colorful Northern Lights and all the beauty that the environment has to offer. But there’s a small island that has really caught his attention. Kotisaari Island is a small landmass that is accessible only by boat, in the town of Rovaniemi, and also, is the protagonist of a photo set which shows the remarkable beauty of the island year-round, changing all the seasons from winter to spring, and summer to fall.
“The first time I took the photo of the island was in summer 2015 and I published it on my Instagram account in spring 2016. It went viral soon afterward and was shared on countless accounts on social media. That’s when I got the idea of taking photos of each season,” Ylinampa said.
The photographer hopes that his pictures demonstrate that Lapland is more than just a winter wonderland. “There’s so much to experience especially during summer and autumn, with the midnight sun and the autumn northern lights; they’re better when there is yet no snow on the ground to reflect light.”
These photos prove the power of nature and that all we need is the right setting to make photographic magic happen. Scroll down to see it for yourself.