PHOTOS: Photographer takes incredible shots of himself in the world's most beautiful places

Aurora in the Canadian Rockies. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)

A landscape photographer turned the camera on himself to take a set of incredible selfie while visiting some of the world's most beautiful destinations.

Paul Zizka, 39, from Alberta, Canada, has been a photographer for nine years, and thought that featuring in his own pictures would emphasize the nature surrounding him and create a more unique shot.

The creative snapper has taken pictures of himself while camping on the Greenland ice cap, crossing the Antarctic Circle, standing under the Milky Way in the Gobi Desert and, most recently, at Wapta Falls in Yoho National Park, Canada.

While all are self-portraits, none are traditional selfies taken while holding the camera; he uses the equipment's self-timer mode before walking into the frame.

Discussing his Wapta Falls selfie, Zizka said: "This is was an image I'd been dreaming about for a long, long time, and it finally all came together in the early hours of the morning of Aug. 6.

"It was definitely a tricky self-portrait that got me soaked in seconds.

"I decided I wanted to put myself in the image, atop of the rocky mound seen in the shot, which required me to set the timer on my camera and put myself in the scene.

"I had to wade through the river at the bottom and scramble up the wet rocks, then hold still long enough for the shot; I was soaked through, but I'm glad I finally managed to see this one come to life."

Paul is hoping to next visit places like Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Siberia, Kamchatka and Karakoram to complete his selfie collection.

Using lengthy exposure, he believes the shots create a relationship between the central figure in the image and the nature around him.

He added: "How long each selfie takes to execute completely depends on the shot and how far away I am from the camera.

"Sometimes it's just a matter of setting the timer and walking a few steps into the frame.

"Other times, I might need to traverse a ridge line while the camera shoots continuously, snapping images as I enter the frame."

Photography by Paul Zizka/Caters News

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Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park, Canada. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
One of Zizka's amazing self-portraits in the Arctic Circle. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Zizka drifts across a lake in the Canadian Rockies as a beam from his head lamp shoots up into the night sky in the Canadian Rockies. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
One of Zizka's amazing self-portraits, at Moraine Lake, Canada. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
One of Zizka's amazing self-portraits, at Wapta Falls, Yoho National Park, Canada. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Qeqertarsuaq; Kuannit, Greenland. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Night time at Moraine Lake. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
One of Pauls amazing self portraits. at Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Scenes from Torngat Mountains National Park, Canada. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Canada. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Underwater view of Greenland ice cap. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Quiraing on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Ice crevasse and aurora, Greenland. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Underwater view of Greenland ice cap. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)
Scene from Tasermiut Fjord, Greenland. (Photo: Paul Zizka/Caters News)

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