Gold 2019 Nature / Seasons
The need for adventure and solitude took me on a journey to one of Mother Earth`s most beautiful hidden canyons. Deep inside an enchanting rainforest lies a spectacular moss, lichen and fern-clad slot canyon. A unique ecosystem that has remained unchanged for thousands of years. To reach this hidden gorge I had to wade up a creek in waist-deep water and climb an extremely treacherous log jam at the mouth of the canyon. Beyond the log jam, the gorge opened up and revealed a fairy tail scene out of this world.
Torleif Lie is an award winning fine art photographer based in Stavanger, Norway. His work captures not only the beauty of the natural world, but also the essence of a particular place. On the surface of his images the viewer can perhaps see an environmental message, or a celebration of the beauty of the natural world, but in the depth of his photographs one can sense a homage to the cultures that have inhabited these extraordinary locations for millenniums, the true essence of what is in front of us with its ancient resilience and beauty.