When it's 2 a.m. and you're comfortably snuggled up in your favorite blanket, dreaming the night away, photographer Mikko Lagerstedt is out with his camera looking at THIS.
The self-taught photographer hails from Kerava, Finland, a town near Helsinki, and made his name by snapping awe-inspiring shots of the night sky.
Lagerstedt calls them "atmospheric photographs" and says his goal is to "capture atmospheric moments of our everyday life" and make people feel something when they view his work.
And we definitely feel like taking a dip in this starlit ocean.
Lagerstedt says his inspiration for the project was born on a summer's eve when he was driving to his relative's cabin.
"After a rainy day, the sun started shining and the fog was rising in the fields. I just had to stop and watch. Then I realized I want to start capturing these kinds of moments," Lagerstedt told A Plus.
The photographer said that at night, everything looks very different. It gives him the ability to capture unique-looking landscapes.
The eerie setting is responsible for some interesting stories as well.
"I have run into a moose and a deer, it was quite scary and funny at the same time. I also saw a lynx crossing a road. It was one of those moments that make you really appreciate what you do," he told A Plus.
Lagerstedt says he's been shooting primarily in Europe, but has noticed that every location has its perks.
In Greece, for example, the Milky Way is much more visible than in Finland, so it's easier to capture a high-quality photograph.
Next time you're out and about at night, make sure you look up.
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