N-ice selfies! Photographer snaps stunning time lapse pictures of himself in icy locations

A photographer has shot this series of n-ICE selfies – scaling freezing mountain tops to snap himself in front of stunning scenery.

Paul Zizka’s breath-taking work features himself in front of beautiful backdrops such as shimmering lakes, snowy mountains and vibrant auroras.

Paul Zizka scales freezing mountain tops to snap himself

Paul Zizka scales freezing mountain tops to snap himself

He has travelled to a number of different locations worldwide including Canada, New Zealand, Niue the South Pacific and French Polynesia.

Explorer Paul, from Banff, Alberta, Canada, saw his selfies go viral early in 2014 – and has now unveiled his latest work.

His breath-taking work features himself in front of beautiful backdrops

His breath-taking work features himself in front of beautiful backdrops

He said: “I find that sometimes including a person in a landscape scene adds to the photograph – that it conveys a different story.

“I decide then if the image might benefit from the inclusion of a human in order to convey a sense of vulnerability or belonging, or to make the image more relatable.

“It also adds the story of the photographer himself and how he relates to his subject, instead of simply standing behind the lens out of the picture.”

Explorer Paul saw his selfies go viral early in 2014

Explorer Paul saw his selfies go viral early in 2014

Paul, 35, revealed he didn’t initially set out to include himself in the pictures.

Instead, he wanted to depict the scale and vulnerability of certain environments – but soon figured the best way to do that was to include a human element in his images.

Paul, whose works have resulted in the book ‘Summits & Starlight: The Canadian Rockies’, added: “As a landscape photographer I find the inclusion of the human element heightens the sense awe and wonder evoked by the image.”

Paul, 35, revealed he didn't initially set out to include himself in the pictures

Paul, 35, revealed he didn’t initially set out to include himself in the pictures