We Know Iceland is Photogenic, but What This Photographer Captured Is Astounding (Gallery)

By Benjamin Kim, Epoch Times
June 19, 2017 4:00 pm Last Updated: June 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Erez Marom was born in 1980 in Holon, Israel, where he still lives today, though his annual trips to Iceland inspire him greatly. He spends about a month in Iceland each time conducting workshops and finding new treasures to photograph. 

"The Deep End" (Erez Marom)
“The Deep End” (Erez Marom)

"On a Warm Winter Day." (Erez Marom)
“On a Warm Winter Day.” (Erez Marom)

He writes on his website: “Upon first visiting Iceland in late 2011, I fell in love with its eeriness, its people and especially its out-of-this-world landscapes. But back then I wouldn’t have guessed that this country and I would develop such a special, deep, and long-lasting relationship.”

"Frozen Gods." Photographer Erez Marom describes this scene:

"Shades of Green." Photographer Erez Marom describes:
“Shades of Green.” Photographer Erez Marom describes: “​An amazing night of Aurora Borealis over Iceland’s famous Glacier Lagoon. The shapes that the Northern Lights take never stop mesmerizing me.” (Erez Marom)

"Support Column."  Photographer Erez Marom describes:
“Support Column.” Photographer Erez Marom describes: “​A huge, beautiful ice cave under Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. This icy column seemed to support the immense weight of the ice above it.” (Erez Marom)

His parents encouraged him to pursue an artistic career. He started playing the drums when he was 9 years old and is still an active musician today. 

"Double Trouble." Photographer Erez Marom describes:
“Double Trouble.” Photographer Erez Marom describes: “Just a few minutes of mercy from a heavy storm allowed us to shoot this double rainbow.” (Erez Marom)

Goðafoss waterfall in Iceland.  (Erez Marom)
Goðafoss waterfall in Iceland. (Erez Marom)

Mýrdalsjökull, a glacier in southern Iceland. (Erez Marom)
Mýrdalsjökull, a glacier in southern Iceland. (Erez Marom)

In 2008, some photos taken with a DSLR (digital second lens reflex) camera and his passion for photography began. He especially focuses on travel and nature photography, making Iceland a perfect subject. He has also captured the beauty of India, Nepal, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Peru, his native Israel, among other locations. 

"The Viking Girl." Photographer Erez Marom describes:
“The Viking Girl.” Photographer Erez Marom describes: “​Our guide to this amazing ice cave, Helen, at the cave’s opening. Icelandic girls are something special for sure!” (Erez Marom)

"Winter's Pearl." Photographer Erez Marom describes:
“Winter’s Pearl.” Photographer Erez Marom describes: “The amazing waterfall of Hrafnabjargafoss, beautifully covered in fresh snow, was one of the most memorable sights we witnessed during my 2014 ‘Winter Paradise’ workshop. It takes a wild super-jeep ride to get to the waterfall during winter, but to witness it in such pristine conditions is a truly magical experience, well worth the trouble.” (Erez Marom)

"The Black Fall."  Photographer Erez Marom describes:
“The Black Fall.” Photographer Erez Marom describes: “Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, and is one of the most popular sights in the park. It is surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name.” (Erez Marom)

"Nautilus.
“Nautilus.” Photographer Erez Marom describes this scene: “One of the most amazing sights I’ve seen in Iceland was the opening to this ice cave in Vatnajökull Glacier. The patterns, colors, and reflections were mind boggling, and conveyed the true sensation of being inside a natural wonder.” (Erez Marom)

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 "Fields of Ice." Photographer Erez Marom describes:

“Fields of Ice.” Photographer Erez Marom describes: “The frozen lagoon in front of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier was an amazing place to visit. Endless fields of blue icebergs, some as big as a house, assumed countless forms and triggered everyone’s imagination. The soft morning sun colored the mountaintops red, to complement the scene.” (Erez Marom)

"Sunrise With the Ancients." Photographer Erez Marom describes:
“Sunrise With the Ancients.” Photographer Erez Marom describes: “The famous Dinosaur Rock in the beach of Hvítserkur, under a spectacular sunrise.” (Erez Marom)

Sights of the Northern Lights and Iceland’s fjords have long been favorites of photographers, but Marom captures unique views that make the viewer appreciate the beauty of Iceland anew. 

To see more of his work, visit his website, www.erezmarom.com. For more information on his photography workshop, Click Here.  To visit his Facebook page, Click Here