When aerial landscape photographer Peter Adams first visited Namibia, he had no plans to shoot the Swakopmund saltworks, but after flying overhead on route to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the brightly colored sea water stuck in his mind. The very next day, he went up in the air with the express purpose of capturing the saltworks.
As the single ice hotel operating in North America, Quebec’s Hôtel de Glace opens its doors annually on January 5th, welcoming a slew of visitors into its frigid interior. The structure is build on completely from snow and ice, in respective quantities of 15,000 and 500,000 tons. In contrast with the crowded interiors we normally associate with the tourist hotspot, National Geographic photographer Pete Ryan captures a quiet moment within the hallowed walls of the hotel’s chapel.