Return to Sarek

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In late summer I returned to Sarek – the largest high mountain area in northern Sweden. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to. As the last time, I hiked two weeks covering approximately 200 km (see also last year’s post or gallery). Although hiking in the same area, the overlap with last year’s hike was less than 10 km. In the following some preview images, more information and of course pictures will follow.

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New Images from Scotland

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Last month I have been re-visiting Scotland (my previous visit was in 2011). On a variety of different hikes in the western highlands – including a four-day hike in the wilderness area north of Kinlochewe – I captured new impressions of the harsh Scottish landscapes. I added the new pictures to my existing Western Scotland gallery. Below some samples.

Loch Lomond Blaven Loch Coruisk I Loch Maree I Assynt Landscape

Caldera Views

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The following two images show details of the Caldera de Taburiente on the island La Palma (Canary Islands). Hopefully, I will soon be able to publish the entire gallery from my trip.

Ray of Light Clouds & Rocks

Shapes of Sand

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One might think that a desert does not provide much diversity. My recent trip to Oman where I visited the world’s largest sand desert Rub al-Khali (Arabic for “Empty Quarter”) proved this assumption wrong. The variety of shapes and landscapes – all mostly made of sand – was really surprising. The sizes of dunes range from a few meters to more than 150 m (at least that was the largest I climbed and measured). Climbing the latter is very strenuous as the sand is often very soft but the reward are spectacular views.

The pictures below are a small excerpt from the new Oman gallery and shall demonstrate the different shapes of sand I encountered.

Waves Sky on Fire Glow I Early light I Large & Small

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