This shot from one of the look out decks near the peak of the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, France, makes it easy to see why the Mt. Blanc massif is such a climbing, hiking, and skiing paradise. Shot in August 2017.
I really like this juxtaposition of a delicate, dried, end of summer flower head imposed against the looming figure of Mt. Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe.
The Great Wall of China slides along the landscape like and ancient dragon for more than 13 thousand miles. This portion, close to Beijing, rolls along the crest of mountain ranges and fills daily with tourists.
The subdued blues of the rising sun over Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, highlight how serene the mountains surrounding the lake appear at the break of day. By early morning, the towns and villages surrounding this highland lake are buzzing with farmers, artisans, trade boats, and tourists.