Photographer Robert B. Haas’s book From the Eyes of the Vikings: An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands reveals a dramatic and surprising diversity of brilliant colors and unexpected subjects. It’s the latest collection of aerial photographs from Haas, who has also published From the Eyes of the Condor: An Aerial Vision of Latin America, and From the Eyes of the Gods: An Aerial Vision of Africa.
“More than anything else, the Arctic is a place defined by its characteristics rather than the precise location of an artificial line on a globe,” Haas writes. “It is the end product of a recipe of elements mixed together in its own special brew of inhospitable landscapes, midnight sun, iconic wildlife, sparse habitation.”
This story was published in 2010 and updated in December 2018.