Viking King

CompanyThor Photography
PhotographerTorleif Lie
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Swords in Rock is a commemorative monument located in Hafrsfjord, Norway. The monument was created by sculptor Fritz Roed from Bryne and was unveiled by King Olav V of Norway in 1983. The three bronze swords stand 33 ft tall and are planted into the rock of a small hill next to the fjord. They commemorate the historic Battle of Hafrsfjord which by tradition took place there in the year 872, when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown. The largest sword represents the victorious Harald, and the two smaller swords represent the defeated petty kings. The monument also represents peace, since the swords are planted into solid rock, so they may never be removed

About Photographer

My vision is to travel the globe on an eternal quest to capture unique moments in time, by creating imagery of our magnificent and fragile planet. Capturing the raw beauty and living energy of Mother Nature with all her natural wonders and beautiful creatures is my inspiration and what I live and crave for. Through the imagery I create I try to reach out to touch the heart and soul of my audience and to open their mind and awareness for the enchanting beauty of the natural wonders in the world that we live in. I welcome you to take part of my journey through the images I create.