Waterfalls Spill Across the Dramatic Lush Landscapes of the Faroe Islands — Colossal

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Waterfalls Spill Across the Dramatic Lush Landscapes of the Faroe Islands — Colossal




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#Faroe Islands
#Jennifer Esseiva
#landscapes

June 21, 2023

Grace Ebert

A waterfall gushes over a rocky landscape

All images © Jennifer Esseiva, shared with permission

Steep cliffs, narrow passes, waterfalls, and wide, sloping hills are fixtures among the ocean bound landscapes of the Faroe Islands. The archipelago in the North Atlantic is a cluster of 18 individual islands, a few of which Swiss photographer Jennifer Esseiva (previously) visited last April. On Vágar and Kasloy, she documented the dramatic vistas, peering out from summits and across vast swaths of land and sea.

Esseiva shares that reaching her destinations required a significant amount of hiking, made extra difficult due to intense wind and rain. She explains:

The rain comes in whenever it wants, often accompanied by a strong wind! We’re in a wild environment where the weather changes rapidly…Suffering from vertigo, this trip was a real challenge for me, especially on the island of Kalsoy. On its northern tip is the small lighthouse of Kallur, nestled in a spicy setting and surrounded by sheer cliffs. The best photographic compositions require you to get close to the cliffs, which are battered by the wind.

In the coming weeks, Esseiva plans to share photos from Eysturoy and Streymoy islands, so keep an eye on Instagram for updates.  Prints are available on Etsy.

 

A lush landscape next to a sea

A lush landscape next to a sea with fog in the air

A lush landscape and ridge with fog in the air

A lush landscape next to a sea

A lush landscape next to a sea with a waterfall gushing into it

A lush landscape next to a sea

A lush landscape next to a sea with fog in the air

#Faroe Islands
#Jennifer Esseiva
#landscapes

 

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