Danish nature photographer Morten Hilmer spent two years of his adult life serving in his country’s special forces. While patrolling in Northeast Greenland, he braved -50° C temperatures and drove over 10,000 km in a dogsled. The experience would prove invaluable in his photography career.
After returning from his service, Hilmer decided to take his camera back into the extreme and vulnerable Arctic to shoot in some of the most remote places in the world. His photos have since won awards in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions. The 5-minute short film above, titled “Silence of the North,” is an inspiring look at Hilmer’s life and work.