White spider

PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryChiba, Japan
Photo Date2016
Entry Description

The Eiger North Face is one of the most difficult mountain faces in the world. Towering over 1,500m into the sky, it is also called the wall of death, and has thwarted the efforts of numerous mountain climbers. I visited in January, the coldest time of the year, because I wanted to photograph the frozen route as though it were rising from the darkness. The temperature in the dead of night was minus 20 degrees. Standing alone on the frozen snow, I clicked the shutter. I hope my photography will show the beauty and severity of this towering mountain that seems to prick the universe.

About Photographer

Kensuke Suzuki (nature photographer, resident of Japan) I took an interest in mountain climbing in my teens and spent all my time climbing mountains in Japan and abroad. I also put a camera in my climbing sack and began taking photos as a record. The real world of life and death I faced on the mountains had a big influence on my subsequent photography. I now base myself in themes of mountains and nature, and spend my days clicking the shutter in the hope of filling my photographs with the colors of that fleeting, beautiful, precious light that connects nature and people.