These photos, shared by user Eileen Auditore (@helena-vaculikova), take the natural world and portray it in a heart-stopping mystical beauty. Eileen’s photos tend to take place later on in the day, at night or as the sun is dipping into the horizon. The others are dark simply because forests have a lot of shadows, as the canopy of leaves overhead coat the wild forest floor in darkness and shield them from the sun. The light that is in her shots, for this reason, seems to have an otherworldly element, illuminating small patches in the encroaching darkness, instilling the areas it touches with a radiant glow. The natural world is already a beautiful and mystical place, but Eileen’s use of lighting exploits these elements and pushes them further. She uses the light and the dark to make the already gorgeous forests and flowers she captures scintillate in the bright spots, and brood in the dark ones. The result is a beauty that seems to call you in closer and haunt you at the same time.

photo gallery of forests and flowers

 

photo gallery of forests and flowers

 photo gallery of forests and flowers

photo gallery of forests and flowers

photo gallery of forests and flowers

photo gallery of forests and flowers

photo gallery of forests and flowers

photo gallery of forests and flowers