Rolling hills sit at the foot of jagged peaks. Cozy homes and warm food provide refuge from the harsh elements outside. Beautiful light paints the mountains before dark clouds wash them away. The European Alps are a place of striking linguistic, cultural, and visual duality- a duality I hope to capture here.
Säntis, Switzerland, a mountain peak with an extraordinary panorama of the Swiss Alps and stunning mountains views, the most beautiful scenery on top of the mountain. At 2,501.9 metres above sea level, Säntis is the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif of northeastern Switzerland.
It is also the culminating point of the whole Appenzell Alps, between Lake Walen and Lake Constance. Shared by three cantons, the mountain is a highly visible landmark thanks to its exposed northerly position within the Alpstein massif. As a consequence, houses called Säntisblick can be found in regions as far away as the Black Forest in Germany.
Säntis is among the most prominent summits in the Alps and the most prominent summit in Europe with an observation deck on the top. The panorama from the summit is spectacular. Six countries can be seen if the weather allows: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France, and Italy.
Mount Cook National Park, or Aoraki, is a mountain in the New Zealand Southern Alps, the highest point in New Zealand, located in the western part of the South Island near the coast. This saddle-shaped, steep-sided, crystalline mountain is covered with snow and glaciers.
Cinematic aerial footage of Mount Hood rising high above the clouds during a beautiful summer sunrise in Oregon’s Cascade Mountain Range.
Mount Hood is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. It was formed by a subduction zone on the Pacific coast and rests in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located about 50 miles east-southeast of Portland, on the border between Clackamas and Hood River counties.
“In September 2021 I visited the Highlands of Scotland for two weeks, capturing moments on video of the changing landscape – mist, mountains, rivers, lochs, Glencoe – as I hiked through various terrain.”
In this edition, we take you to discover the High Plains of Vercors in south-eastern France. In winter, this area is devoid of permanent human dwellings – only animals roam the mountains. It’s an immaculate but hostile landscape spread over 170 km² that forest warden Brice Palhec knows well. He takes us behind the scenes of this wild world, the largest nature reserve in mainland France.
Ergaki Nature Park is blessed with unparalleled mountain scenery nestled in the heart of the magnificent Wester Sayan mountains. Each year thousands of visitors come to Ergaki to see wonderful pristine nature, to marvel at flower-filled heavens and crystal clear lakes at valleys, enjoy striking set of peaks, stunning rock formations and sweeping vistas. With diverse scenery packed into a compact area Ergaki Nature Park is a brilliant place to experience hiking, trekking, climbing, snowboarding, cross-country and mountain skiing. People come to this fabulous Park in search of harmony and serenity. A trip to the Ergaki nature park will inspire you to make a lot of wonderful pictures and give unforgettable impressions.
Autumn in Dolomites II. Scenic drive around Piz Boe / Sella Group / Sellaronda in dolomite Alps in northeastern Italy via 4 high mountain passes – Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella and Passo Gardena.
The 1520m-high Zwölferhorn rises over St Gilgen. The top affords excellent views and there are some pretty hiking trails (two to 2½ hours) that lead back down to St Gilgen.