Winter has a quiet way of loudly manifesting itself, making it impossible not to feel mesmerized by it, as shown by the peaceful and beautiful project titled Sylt by Michael Schlegel. The German-born photographer boasts a portfolio of stunning black and white images of some of the most gorgeous landscapes on earth.

These simple and delicate captures showcase the elegance and aesthetic power of the cold season. The pale hues create a sombre tone that transmits to viewers the cold and loneliness usually felt in desolated places overtaken by snow and frosty winds. This series explores a variety of different scenarios found in the fascinating German island, Sylt.

Sylt by Michael Schlegel is an icy symphony of silence and beauty. Schlegel has photographed places like Italy, Turkey and Iceland, among others.