Marko Korošec, frozen trees, snow photographs, rime ice landscape, Mount Javornik, Slovenia,weather photographer

When Marko Korošec got the opportunity to climb Mount Javornik he didn’t hesitate to take it. The monumental elevation is part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia and the location of a popular ski center. What he discovered after climbing for 10 days and surviving strong Bora winds is totally surreal and stunning, and it was well worth the effort.

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Korošec’s photos show frozen trees, a lookout tower, freezing fog and an icy terrain fully encased in hard layers of rime ice and entirely created by nature. The talented photographer said that some of the ice spikes coming off the tower could reach well over 3-feet long.

If you are in the mood for more amazing images on this wintery photo series head over to Korošec’s own 500px site.

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Photos by Marko Korošec