Frozen Landscapes of Germany’s Winter by Kilian Schönberger

German photographer Kilian Schönberger is notorious for capturing otherworldly images of their natural environment. Schönberger clarifies the mysterious quality of his Winter’s Tale series in the mountain ranges of Germany: “Winter was the time when stories and legends have been told in the home, the whole family sitting around the tiled stove. The mysterious figures are only waiting in front of the doorstep, freeze and snow seem to create trees alive.”

The photographer shares with Colossal that harsh conditions are part of the game when shooting outside during the winter. Schönberger treks in with snowshoes or cross-country skis, and sometimes waits two hours or more in frigid temperatures for the right shot while battling shortened battery life and fickle sunlight that is needed to illuminate a scene without melting the delicate frost. In addition to his Behance portfolio, you can see more of Schönberger’s work on his website and Instagram.