Mountain Photography Masterpieces

Ever since humankind could stand, there has been a desire to conquer mountains. Their sheer majesty, not to mention their individual characters and microclimates, provide endless fodder for the adventurous photographer. Here are some superb mountainscapes to get your creative juices flowing.

Mount Trump by Torsten Richertz
Sony A7R, FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS at 33mm, 20 seconds at f/11, ISO 100
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Stormy Patagonia by MayMah
Nikon D800E, 30mm, 1/15sec at f/11, ISO 200
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First light by Christine Jacobson
Nikon D750, 24-70mm f/2.8 at 65mm, 30 seconds at f/22, ISO 100
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Karst sunrise by Cedar K
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, TS-E24mm f/3.5L II, 1/60sec at f/10, ISO 100
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El Capitan, Yosemite National Park by Dzung Tran
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Mountain Photography Masterpieces
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Beauty In The Clouds

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their favorite photos showing the beauty of clouds in this photo contest

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “The lady of the water. ” by mattiabonavida
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Congratulations Runner Up “Land of the Living Skies ” by AndreLJBrandt
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Congratulations Runner Up “Atomic Supercell ” by Mauro_Mendula
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Congratulations Honorary Mention “Fluffy Sky ” by Structor
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Congratulations Honorary Mention “Desert Drive (Arizona/CA border) ” by ReidCollins
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Beauty In The Clouds
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Weather Photographer of the Year 2019

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) is looking for the best photographs from around the world that depict weather in its widest sense.

From weather phenomena to the impact of weather, we are looking for stunning images that showcase the sometimes dramatic, often fascinating impact and story of weather.

For the Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather Photographer of the Year we are looking for images that capture the beauty, power, occasional absurdity and fragility in the face of human activity.

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Vote for your favourite from the 24 shortlisted entries and help choose the Weather Photographer of the Year 2019.

more at photocrowd

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This man photographed Mount Fuji for seven years—here’s the result

Despite taking hundreds of trips to Japan’s iconic mountain, this photographer has never climbed it.
Takashi Nakazawa is from Tokyo, Japan, and fell in love with Mount Fuji when he first visited it seven years ago. Since then, he’s traveled to the mountain almost every single weekend, amassing an estimated 70,000 photos. He often makes the drive from Tokyo in the dark of the night, and stops at a nearby mountain, lake, or road, and sleeps in his car until dawn, his favorite time to photograph the mountain.

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Mount Fuji by Takashi Nakazawa
more at National Geographic

Shades of Color | Caryn Hill

She is a Storm Chaser and a fantastic photographer.. Enjoy an action packed portfolio, and learn how to manage adrenalin rushes and photography.

… Finally, do you have one great advice for any aspiring photojournalist searching for dramatic images.?
PATIENCE. Have lots of patience! Developing your own style and following takes a bit of time. Most get discouraged by not getting many “likes” on their images when posting to social media when they frst start out. The thing to keep in mind is to keep true to yourself, shoot for yourself and the rest will follow.
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Caryn Hill
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Shades of Color
Fine Art Photography Magazine
Total Priority to the Image & the Photographers

Chasing storms in Australia by Dale Sharpe

As a landscape photographer I’ve travelled to most countries in the world, and I’ve photographed everything from Ice Caves and the Aurora in the north, the autumn colours in Patagonia in the south, and even the sandy deserts of the Middle East.

But when it comes to real challenges, storm chasing stands alone as a true test of my ability to capture nature’s fury in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.

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Chasing storms in Australia by Dale Sharpe
more at Australian Photography

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 | Wallpapers

Editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.

Nacreous Clouds
Photo and caption by Bartłomiej Jurecki
Nacreous clouds or polar stratospheric clouds. On the last day of the year those clouds could be seen on the Lofoten islands in northern Norway. These clouds are characterized by a strong iridescence. Clouds are formed with a small amount of water vapor that leaked to the upper parts of the atmosphere. They scatter the light differently, that is why the color of the clouds reminds rainbow. Those clouds occur very rarely.
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The fire-breathing Giant
Photo and caption by Vladimir Voychuk
There is a rumor that you can watch forever on two things: fire and water, but when it comes to exploding lava fountains, – it is sempiternity multiplied to infinity.
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Feeding On Salt-The Zipper Of The Earth
Photo and caption by Paul-Vlad Epure
Lake Retba, or Lac Rose (Pink Lake in english), the beautiful finishing point of the worldwide known Paris-Dakar Rally (until 2009 when they moved to South America). Located north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, 30km north-east from the capital city of Dakar, the lake took his name for its pink/red waters caused by Dunaliella Salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas.
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Photo and caption by Ivan Pedretti
Winter in Stokksnes in the beach with black sand and the majestic mountain called Vestrahorn, I like the difference in colors between the white mountains and the black dunes with the yellow grass.
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Photo and caption by Clara Davies
Found in the Errera Channel on the Antarctic Peninsula this immense iceberg showed obvious signs of being sculptured and worn by the icy Antarctic waters.
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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 | Wallpapers
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