From Lapland to the US and back again, photojournalist Kris Ubach and freelance photographer Roberto Ivan Cano have spent the past seven years, cameras in hand, journeying to the most remote places on the planet. The result of this long journey can be seen in their exhibition in Spain Unusual Nature.
The first stop (and the starting point of their work) was Lapland, where they traveled to photograph the Northern Lights. This experience got them thinking about the difficult situations photographers face and the stories that lie behind each image. That is precisely what can be seen in Unusual Nature, which displays the remote places or extreme conditions photographers go through in order to take the perfect photo.
Some photos take a long time to work on, while others succeed partially on luck, just being in the right place at the right time. "The trips are consciously prepared; one must know in advance when the sun rises or sets in the places you're going, what time of year is good depending on the wildlife, or what weather conditions are most suitable for each subject," Kris Ubach explained to The Huffington Post. Photographer Sean O'Connell likens it to something like what Sean Penn's character said in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty:" "Beautiful things don’t ask for attention."
It's all a question of timing. In this case, the timing has resulted in these stunning images of adventure and extreme conditions.
This article originally appeared on Huffington Post's Spain edition, and was translated from Spanish.