PHOTOS: Giant natural-wonders selfies

Yahoo News Photo Staff

This intrepid photographer has taken the art of the selfie to the next level, snapping his silhouetted self in front of the grand statements that exist across the natural world. The likes of giant mountain ranges, tranquil ice waters and decaying rock faces showcase just how small and fragile mankind is in the face of nature — and this forms the basis behind Gustav Willeit's breathtaking works. When the surroundings are this powerful, Willeit said, the person seems almost lost in the landscapes themselves. Willeit, 43, came up with the idea for this series having grown up around such large natural wonders. (Caters News)