Alberta, Canada-based landscape photographer Paul Zizka has embarked on a new way to capture the absolutely breathtaking natural environment that surrounds him in the Canadian Rockies. Instead of simply snapping shots of the environment, the photographer prepares his camera on its tripod, sets the timer, and quickly runs into the shot for a spectacular selfie.
Unlike other typical selfies, often presenting a low-quality image of someone with their extended arm holding onto the photographing device (most likely a phone), Zizka's images are first-rate photos of man and nature. He shares the spotlight with the landscape, usually serving as a secondary subject himself to the magnificence of the environment. His silhouette sits peacefully below the Aurora Borealis, allowing its green and purple hues to captivate viewers.
Zizka says, "I never get tired of shooting the aurora borealis, and a lot of my favorite self-portraits were taken during particularly intense northern lights displays… The aurora has an amazing way to renew itself and show ever-different combinations of color and textures." He adds, "My hope is that through my photography people will rediscover the precious connection they can have with the wonders of our planet.”