Frozen seas crash onto charcoal sand, deserted landscapes disappear beneath swathes of rolling mist and burning lava erupts from smoking volcanoes; to pursue the wild is to embark on a journey that can never quite be fulfilled. These are places that cannot be defined or easily described in a phrase or sentence, constrained to a single image. And nor should they be. These are places that need to be felt; to be showcased and explored, a connection with their wild beauty unearthed.
The creators of Rucksack Magazine bring you Elements: In Pursuit of the Wild. Divided into four parts, the visual and written stories in this book showcase the raw, unrelenting power of earth, air, fire and water.
With dramatic photography and captivating narratives from locations such as Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland and the Pacific Northwest, the purpose of these pages is to amaze and enthral; to inspire awe and wonder at the beautifully terrifying world around us.