Stunning imagery gives us a good reason to wake up earlier

Janez Toler

Janez Toler takes advantage of early morning light to add color his landscape photography. Photo by Toler

If you needed a solid reason to stop pounding the snooze button every morning, here's the most convincing one we've found yet: “Before You Wake Up,” a short video exploring the pre-dawn photography of Janez Toler.

While the rest of the world is stilling logging pillow time, the acclaimed French landscape photographer spends the same early morning hours hiking into nature to capture the wilderness in the first light of the day.

"I wake up early so I can wake the sun up, not the other way around," he says.

The result is a stunning catalog of mountains, lakes, and meadows all shot during the elusive (and very early) "magic hour."

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