The Dolomites in Italy, or Dolomiti in Italian, have some of the most spectacular peaks on Earth. The region is truly an alpine paradise for the outdoor fanatic and landscape photographer. The striking originality of the Dolomites landscape lies in the contrast between the upper and lower parts of the mountains. Below around 2,000 metres are gentle rolling mountains covered with verdant forests and lush green meadowland scattered with old wooden barns. Enchanting villages complete with picturesque churches either nestle in the nooks and crannies, or perch precariously on the steep hillsides. But above this fairytale scene are soaring rocky spires, pinnacles and towers of limestone rising like skeletons of mountains up to 3,000 metres or more. Photography in this region is an absolute joy, I hope you enjoy my images.
The Dolomites are notable for their composition of pale coloured dolomite, a limestone like rock formed beneath deep, ancient seas, over darker volcanic bedding.
My three favourite peaks in the Dolomites would have to be Monte Civetta, Monte Pelmo and Croda da Lago. All stunning mountains and within touching distance of each other.