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06/24/2015 06:38 pm ET | Updated Jun 24, 2016

30 Beautiful Landscapes Draped In Fog

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Fog, in literature and real life, is a force of mystery and magic. It obscures some things to reveal others; and it can transform an already beautiful landscape into something out of a fairy tale.

Sometimes the fog rolls in thick and fast, covering the landscape in a river so dense only a few defiant buildings or iconic mountain peaks remain in sight, holding their own against the sweeping torrent.

Other times it's insidious, a horror movie-worthy creeping fog that sneaks up on you, thickening so slowly you don't know it's there until it's completely obscured the next twist in the trail.

The 30 gorgeous photographs below--captured by 500px photographers from around the world--demonstrate each of these situations perfectly, captivating your imagination along the way:

Photograph River del mar by Ted Andre Nilsen on 500px

River del mar by Ted Andre Nilsen on 500px

Photograph Poland by Artur Magdziarz on 500px

Poland by Artur Magdziarz on 500px

Photograph Birds Eye View. by Volodymyr Zinchenko on 500px

Birds Eye View. by Volodymyr Zinchenko on 500px

Photograph The End Station by Martin Rak on 500px

The End Station by Martin Rak on 500px