Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

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A photographer has shot this series of scenic selfies – scaling freezing mountain tops to snap himself in front of stunning scenery. Paul Zizka breath-taking work features himself in front of beautiful backdrops such as shimmering lakes, snowy mountains and vibrant auroras. He has travelled to a number of different locations worldwide including Canada, New Zealand, Niue the South Pacific and French Polynesia.

To create something more unique he started adding himself into the shot – as well as showing others the beautiful surroundings he had been exploring. Using lengthy exposure, the photographer felt that featuring himself in some of his shots – the night sky illuminating the mountains around him – created a relationship between the central figure in the image and the nature around him.

Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes.

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops:

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Paul Zizka in “Communion”, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, June 7, 2013. (Photo by Paul Zizka/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Paul Zizka in “Witness”, Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, August 31, 2013. (Photo by Paul Zizka/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Paul Zizka in “Clinging To Blue”, Haffner Creek, Kootenay National Park, BC, Canada, December 12, 2013. (Photo by Paul Zizka/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Paul Zizka in “Night At The Canyon”, Johnson Canyon, Banff National Park, September 17, 2013. (Photo by Paul Zizka/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Paul Zizka in “Pillars In The Sky”, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, May 26, 2013. (Photo by Paul Zizka/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Paul Zizka in “Twilight Encounter”, Bow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, October 11, 2013. (Photo by Paul Zizka/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Paul Zizka in “Starsturck”, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, January 17, 2013. (Photo by Paul Zizka/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Paul Zizka in “Midnight At Moraine Lake”, Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, May 29, 2013. (Photo by Paul Zizka/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Berg Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Lake OHara, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Aurora at Herbert Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Castle Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Wiwaxy Gap, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Cathedral Cove, New Zealand. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Talava Arches, Niue, South Pacific. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Aurora borealis at Yamnuska, Alberta. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Tikehau Atoll, French Polynesia. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Mount Wilcox, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Snowbird Trail, Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Shadow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Summit of Tongariro volcano, New Zealand. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

Photographer Paul Zizka Puts Breathtaking “Selfies” in Front of Beautiful Backdrops

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Paul Zizkas/Caters News)

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