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Frozen World

Experience a fascinating and largely hidden world of winter like it has never been seen before: Stunningly beautiful close-ups of delicate snowflakes and otherworldly - often microscopically tiny - formations of intricate ice crystals, and iridescent air bubbles frozen mid-motion in high alpine creek ice. In his amazing book “Frozen World” the award-winning photographer Christoph Stopka has captured the frozen wonders of winter in a fragile, supercool fairytale land of ice and snow . Temporary pieces of art made only by nature. In addition to more than 120 incredible photos the book offers also many astonishing facts about winter as well as powerful musings from poets and authors from around the globe, celebrating their relationship with nature and winter.

It took Christoph Stopka more than five years (“…and many frostbitten fingers, toes and ears…”) to photograph the extraordinary images for this unique book around his hometown of Westcliffe, high up in the mountains of Colorado. Frequently crawling on all fours across often brittle ice of remote, frozen creeks, looking for unusual formations of ice crystals or chasing snowflakes in blizzard conditions and enduring many nights outdoors in sub-zero temperatures in the company of howling coyotes.