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Photos Of 'Tiny People In Big Places' Put Everything Into Perspective

What a wonderful world.

Visit any natural wonder -- even if it's just the hiking trail in your town -- and you'll soon recall how teensy we humans are in this big, BIG world.

Photographer Daniel Alford knows this well. He shot a photo series, "Tiny People in Big Places," in South Africa, the U.K. and Iceland, while trekking landscapes alone for a week or more at a time. The results are stunning. And Alford says his trips convinced him that a digital detox trip offers the best kind of view.

"Society has a mentality of short-term gains," he told HuffPost. "Nature doesn't work like that. Thinking of a scale of geological time gives you a much different perspective on things."

We're inclined to agree...

Daniel Alford
Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Daniel Alford
Snowdonia National Park, Wales
Daniel Alford
Garth Mountain, Cardiff, Wales
Daniel Alford
Stilbaai, South Africa
Daniel Alford
Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
Daniel Alford
Lairig Ghru Pass, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
Daniel Alford
Misty Cliffs Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

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