Beautiful and fairytale-like photos of the forests of Yakushima Island, Japan by Singapore-based photographer Raphael Olivier. Located off the southernmost point of the Japanese island of Kyushu, the remote and isolated setting is home to one of the best-preserved moderate temperate growth rainforests in Japan. With it's diverse ecosystem, the island has a mystical aura that has provided inspiration for films such as Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke. The desire for a spiritual experience with nature lures many to this island, where hikers encounter ancient cedar trees and rocks covered with moss, adding to the allure of the island.
See more of Raphael Olivier's work on Behance or at his website.