Photographer Andrew Ling from Seattle aims to showcase the scale and beauty of the world with his unique images.

The 22-year-old has travelled to the likes of Yosemite, Death Valley and Patagonia to take the images for the project.

He takes photographs of himself or strangers set against a lonely backdrop and uploads the results to Instagram

These inspiring shots showcase the splendour of the natural world, using people to highlight the beauty and scale of epic landscapes.

Each of Andrew Ling’s shots feature a person photographed from hundreds of feet away – the breath-taking landscapes around them making the individuals appear insignificant in comparison.

The eye-opening shots, which are all taken naturally, depict each subject in mind-blowing locations such as beneath gushing waterfalls, under millions of glittering stars and atop of gigantic cliffs.

1. Andrew Ling pictured at Snoqualmie Falls, Washington captures striking images showcasing the beauty and variety of the world’s landcapes

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2. The 22 year old is keen to illustrate the insignificance of mankind in the contrast to the scale of natural world. This picture was taken at Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California

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3. The photographer from Seattle has travelled across the United States and Chile taking shots for his collection. This picture was taken at Zabriske Point, Death Valley National Park, California

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4. Lonely view: This image of a gushing river and waterfall was taken at Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

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Photographer Andrew Ling, 22, said: “I hope these images will help remind people how beautiful the world we live in is.

The small person in the image is meant to be there to emphasise how small we are in our massive world.

I want people to get out there and explore, there’s so much to see.

In order to take his epic shots, Andrew – who sometimes photographs himself in the images – first finds a vantage point from which to shoot from.

Then, if photographing himself, Andrew runs as far away from the camera as possible while his equipment shoots continuously on a self-time.

5. Andrew sometimes photographs himself in the images by finding a vantage point from which to shoot and running as far away from the camera as possible while his equipment shoots continuously on a self-time. Pictured Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

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6. Otherworldly beauty: A girl dances under millions of glittering stars in this image taken at Second Beach, La Push, Washington

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7. Andrew admits that for a while, he couldn’t figure out a way to display how massive places were until adding a figure into the shot solved this problem. Here he is pictured at Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

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8. Many of his shots feature completes strangers that he his met while travelling. Pictured (left) a man looks across the water at Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile and left a couple enjoy a sunset at Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California

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If he is shooting someone else, Andrew, from Seattle, Washington, USA, simply asks the person to enjoy the view at a certain point while he walks far enough way to shoot using his unique image style.

Many of his shots feature completes strangers that he his met while travelling.
The project, which Andrew uploads to his Instagram account, has taken the travelling photographer to the likes of Yosemite, Death Valley and Patagonia.

He plans to continue shooting the project in the future, and hopes that his works inspire others to travel more.

9. If he is shooting someone else, Andrew simply asks the person to enjoy the view at a certain point while he walks far enough way to shoot using his unique image style. This waterfall image was taken at Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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10. Ling said: “I really wanted to capture these beautiful landscapes and share them with loved ones back home.” Pictured Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

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11. Lonely planet: A silhouette of a man is pictured at Second Beach, La Push, Washington with stars overhead and the sea in the distance

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12. The project, which Andrew uploads to his Instagram account, has taken the travelling photographer to the likes of Yosemite, Death Valley and Patagonia.

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13. Stunning vantage point: The couple atop Glacier Point look out to Yosemite’s panorama (right) while one man is barely visible in the distance at Torres del Paine (left)

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He added: “I really wanted to capture these beautiful landscapes and share them with loved ones back home.

For a while, I couldn’t figure out a way to display how massive these places were – glaciers and mountains, for example.

One day, I had my friend stand in front of me as I kept running back further and further before realising we were several hundred feet apart.

However, I was able to really see how massive the mountain in front of us was, especially relative to a small person.

Since then, it has become one of my favourite ways to show how massive these landscapes really are.

14. Catch a shooting star: Nature puts on a display for one spectator at Dantes Point, Death Valley National Park, California

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15. Andrew said: I hope these images will help remind people how beautiful the world we live in is. This picture was taken at North Cascades National Park, Washington

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16. Andrew (right) plans to continue shooting the project in the future, and hopes that his works inspire others to travel more. Pictured (left) is Taft Point, Yosemite National Park, California

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