Fog over a river and hill in Russia © Cavan Images / Offset
Three trees rising out of the mist © Cavan Images / Offset
Running track obscured by fog © Walter Shintani / Offset
Fog is often described as a type of low-hanging cloud, a mass constructed of many minuscule drops of water suspended mid-air. It’s no wonder, then, that the emergence of fog can transform even the most terrestrial landscape into a heavenly vision. In Norse mythology, fog is associated both with the primordial spirit world and with the creation of the earth. Fog is a motif that appears time and again through art history and literature, a symbolic bridge between our universe and whatever lies beyond, but nothing can truly capture the mystical essence of fog quite like the landscape photograph.
Around the world, photographers can be found rising before dawn in search of terrain blanketed by mist, rushing against the clock to record its presence before it dissipates in the light of day. Our latest Offset group show brings together some of the most captivating photographs of fog we’ve ever seen, transporting us everywhere from the shores of Germany’s Wesslinger Lake to the summit of the mountains of New Zealand. Here, we have the pleasure of seeing fog as it slinks through the air and envelops our world.
Tracks in the mist in Peak District, England © Richard Aldred / Offset
Morning fog in a grove of redwoods in Redwood National Park, California © Aurora Photos / Offset
Pine tree growing in a misty field © Cavan Images / Offset
Boardwalk with wooden bench in the morning mist at Wessingler Lake © Michael Bottari / Westend61 / Offset
Sailing ship in Hamburg, Germany © Kristian Peetz / Westend61 / Offset
Trees at Urkiola Natural Park © David Santiago Garcia / Westend61 / Offset
A house at the base of the mountains, New Zealand © Kealan Shilling / Offset
Geese grazing in a mountain prairie © Cody Cobb / Offset
Alvsborg Bridge, Sweden © Johnér / Offset
Soccer goal in a foggy field © Walter Shintani / Offset
A railway track leading into a mine adit, Canada © National Geographic / Offset
All photos featured in this post can be found on Offset, a new curated collection of high-end commercial and editorial photography and illustration from award-winning artists around the world. Offset is a category partner on Feature Shoot.