Born in southern California, landscape and adventure photographer Sean Ensch has harbored a hefty love for the ocean and nature in general from a young age. That love was paired with a desire to capture it on camera, which he began exploring in high school with film.

But, as it turns out, neither film nor southern California could hold him for long.

“If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” – Jim Richardson

A few years ago he picked up his first digital camera and began traveling extensively, passing through the Caribbean, Latin America, the western United States, and Europe before settling down (for now) in the fourth happiest place in the world: Norway.

Warning: The photos you’re about to see have been known to lead to sharp spikes in wanderlust and travel spending.

Want to travel to Norway yet? If yes, you should know that Sean put together a “Norway’s Best Kept Secrets” article for us last year—you can find that gem at this link. And if you want to see more from Sean, follow him on 500px, visit his website, Like him on Facebook, or check out his Tumblr.