Leandro Sanchez Light Paints Surreal Spirits In Desert Landscapes

<p>These otherwordly photos add ethereal magic to the Americas.</p>

The series of ethereal, captivating images below, Fire Trees, were created by photographer Leandro Sanchez and were taken in various locations using the light painting technique.

The beautiful, surreal images look like crazed spirits that have come alive in the desert night, fizzing and flaming, giving us a glance into an animistic alternate reality that lies parallel to our own. Obviously this isn’t the case, but their otherworldly aura makes you want to believe that.

From Sanchez’s website.

A series of photographs and GIFs done in different locations of the Americas by Leandro Sanchez. No 3D is involved, all handcrafted by lights in movement.