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Japanese photographer Hayato Wakabayashi finds his inspiration in natural elements. While photographing his last project, which involved documenting the intensity of volcanoes and typhoons, he started to become interested in the slow and organic variations of nature. For his most recent series, Gravity, he ventured out into the bitter cold of Japan’s mountainous regions to capture one of natures most beautiful phenomenon. These frozen caves and waterfalls can only be found in the coldest months of the year.

“Nothing can escape gravity,” says Wakabayashi. “There is a natural order that exists outside our rationalized ideas. Gravity holds all that exists.” Wakabayashi’s images depict natures slow and gradual order through the effects of gravity. We are lucky to get a glimpse into one of natures wonders, not often visible in our daily lives.

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All images © Hayato Wakabayashi

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