French Award-Winning Polar Photographer

Landscape, Nature and Polar Photography

Photographer | Guide | Lecturer
French | English

I am based at 70°N in Utsjoki in northernmost Finnish Lapland and work all over the world.

Polar Photographer

I am a French nature photographer, passionate about the Polar regions and everything that lies beyond the polar circles. I live at 70°N in Utjsoki in the northernmost part of Finnish Lapland. I also travel frequently to the polar regions (Svalbard, Greenland).
Those fragile environments deserve all our attention to be preserved and protected.
With my photography, workshops and lectures, I aim to do put these regions under the spotlight.
polar photographer rayann elzein


Polar Night and Aurora - Utsjoki (Lapland) - January 2023

Join us in January 2023 for this Northern Lights and Polar Night photography workshop in Utsjoki, in the very north of Finnish Lapland! We will photograph the winter landscapes in the unique twilight of the polar night, meet reindeer and their herder, and of course attempt to catch the beautiful Aurora Borealis.

Svalbard Photography Tour - Expedition ship

Join me on an exclusive small group photography tour on Svalbard. We will travel on board of a small ship with usually only up to 12 guests. We will be looking for the beautiful Arctic light, lots of sea birds and hopefully the polar bear, king of the Arctic.


Northern Lights

Lapland in Winter


Lapland in summer


Moments of Light


I have several hundred Polar photos available in my stock galleries. They are classified in clear albums like Northern Lights, Winter in Lapland, etc, but also by country or region (Lapland, Greenland, Svalbard, etc).

All the photos include keywords. The search function will help you find anything you are looking for.

You can then either order the photos that you need by choosing a license type, or just contact me for more information. The ordering process is entirely secure (you need to create an account).

Contact me

Polar and Arctic photography are my passion. I can provide a vast variety of images, ranging from reindeer and northern lights in Lapland to glaciers and polar bears in Svalbard.

If you cannot find it with the keywords in my stock archive, or for any other request (assignment, workshop, lecture), don’t hesitate to drop me a line.

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