Silver 2021 / Nature / Panoramic


  • Photographer
    Ian Ely
  • Agency / Studio
    Ian Ely Gallery
  • Prizes
    Silver in Nature/Panoramic, Silver in Nature/Sunset

I found this ice cave inside a glacier which I had to first hike over 10 miles from camp, carrying over 100 pounds of equipment then had to kayak over 1 mile to this location, a very dangerous shot, I waited for the sun to start setting as it created this cave to be lit up only for a few moments, sitting inside my kayak within this ice cave, perfectly still creating no ripples, I held my break, clicked the shutter, hoping to capture Mother Nature's creation and this moment in time.

FROM A CHILDHOOD fascination with the medium of photography to achieving the reputation of one of the most respected landscape photographers in the industry, Ian Ely has been in pursuit of Mother Nature his entire life. Sometimes he gets the shot, sometimes he falls short, but the one constant in this driven photographer’s life is the motivation and spirit to keep moving forward. Never a man content to coast on the strength of his own accomplishments, Ely’s intention is to open 20 galleries over the next decade, located in strategic sites throughout the United States.