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Mountains provide most of the world's freshwater, harbour a rich variety of plants and animals, and are home to approximately one in ten people. This gallery celebrates the variety of life; human, animal and plant, that thrives in the mountains and the beauty and importance of this habitat.
Landscape in Fjallabak Nature Reserve, with circular patterns on the ground, Iceland, September 2017. Highly commended in the Landscape category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year A...  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Landscape in Fjallabak Nature Reserve, with circular patterns on the ground, Iceland, September 2017. Highly commended in the Landscape category of the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year A...
Alpine chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra rupicapra) in winter landscape, looking up slope. Valsavarenche, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy. December  -  David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Alpine chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra rupicapra) in winter landscape, looking up slope. Valsavarenche, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy. December
Buachaille Etive Mor, Glen Etive, Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland, UK. July, 2012.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Buachaille Etive Mor, Glen Etive, Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland, UK. July, 2012.
River Etive with isolated cottage beneath Buachaille Etive Mor, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Highlands, Scotland, UK. November, 2013.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / River Etive with isolated cottage beneath Buachaille Etive Mor, Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Highlands, Scotland, UK. November, 2013.
Buachaille Etive Mor, Rannoch Moor, Highlands, Scotland, UK. September 2013.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Buachaille Etive Mor, Rannoch Moor, Highlands, Scotland, UK. September 2013.
Waterfall on Russel Burn, Applecross, Highlands, Scotland, UK. February 2016.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Waterfall on Russel Burn, Applecross, Highlands, Scotland, UK. February 2016.
Buachaille Etive Mor in winter, Rannoch Moor, Highlands, Scotland, UK. January 2015.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Buachaille Etive Mor in winter, Rannoch Moor, Highlands, Scotland, UK. January 2015.
Buachaille Etive Mor in snow, Rannoch Moor, Highlands, Scotland, UK. January 2015.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Buachaille Etive Mor in snow, Rannoch Moor, Highlands, Scotland, UK. January 2015.
Fairy Pools and Black Cuillins, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. February 2017.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Fairy Pools and Black Cuillins, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. February 2017.
The Old Man of Storr in winter, Trotternish Peninsula, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebride, Scotland, UK. January 2015.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / The Old Man of Storr in winter, Trotternish Peninsula, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebride, Scotland, UK. January 2015.
Old Man of Storr, Trotternish Peninsula, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. January 2014.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Old Man of Storr, Trotternish Peninsula, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. January 2014.
Waterfall with Buachaille Etive Mor in background, Glen Coe, Highlands, Scotland, UK. January 2014.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Waterfall with Buachaille Etive Mor in background, Glen Coe, Highlands, Scotland, UK. January 2014.
Catbells and the edge of Derwentwater bathed in early morning light and autumnal colours, Latrigg, Keswick, The Lake District, Cumbria, UK. November 2016.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Catbells and the edge of Derwentwater bathed in early morning light and autumnal colours, Latrigg, Keswick, The Lake District, Cumbria, UK. November 2016.
Buachaille Etive Beag reflected in Lochan na Fola after snowfall, early morning light, Glencoe, Scotland, UK. March 2017.  -  Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Buachaille Etive Beag reflected in Lochan na Fola after snowfall, early morning light, Glencoe, Scotland, UK. March 2017.
Rainbow over petrified sand dunes at sunset, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA.  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Rainbow over petrified sand dunes at sunset, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona, USA.
Lago Bain de Dones with Tofana de Rozes reflected, Dolomite Mountains, Belluno Province, Veneto, Italy, September 2015.  -  David Noton
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David Noton / Lago Bain de Dones with Tofana de Rozes reflected, Dolomite Mountains, Belluno Province, Veneto, Italy, September 2015.
Iceberg and mountain, Svalbard, Norway. Arctic. July.  -  Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Iceberg and mountain, Svalbard, Norway. Arctic. July.
Aerial view of Cape Town city with Table Mountain, South Africa, taken from helicopter, May 2011  -  Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / Aerial view of Cape Town city with Table Mountain, South Africa, taken from helicopter, May 2011
The first rays of sunshine above the Sierra Crest, illuminating granite, Mitre Basin, Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Park, California, USA, August  -  Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / The first rays of sunshine above the Sierra Crest, illuminating granite, Mitre Basin, Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Park, California, USA, August
Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) Hemis National Park, Jammu and Kashmir, India.  -  Wim van den Heever
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Wim van den Heever / Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) Hemis National Park, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
View of La Meije, with Lac du Pontet in the foreground, Ecrins National Park, Savoie, France, June 2014.  -  Benjamin  Barthelemy
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Benjamin Barthelemy / View of La Meije, with Lac du Pontet in the foreground, Ecrins National Park, Savoie, France, June 2014.
Photographer silhouetted on Mt Luottotjakka overlooking the Arjep Luottojekna and Nuortap glaciers at sunset, Sarek National Park, World Heritage Laponia, Swedish Lapland, Sweden, August 2013.  -  Erlend Haarberg
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Erlend Haarberg / Photographer silhouetted on Mt Luottotjakka overlooking the Arjep Luottojekna and Nuortap glaciers at sunset, Sarek National Park, World Heritage Laponia, Swedish Lapland, Sweden, August 2013.
Northern lights / Aurora borealis over the Otertind peaks, Troms, Norway, October 2014.  -  Espen Bergersen
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Espen Bergersen / Northern lights / Aurora borealis over the Otertind peaks, Troms, Norway, October 2014.
Night stars over Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, May 2014.  -  Jeff Vanuga
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Jeff Vanuga / Night stars over Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, May 2014.
Kirkjufell mountain at dawn with ice in foreground, Snaefellsnes peninsula, Iceland, January 2014  -  Ben  Hall
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Ben Hall / Kirkjufell mountain at dawn with ice in foreground, Snaefellsnes peninsula, Iceland, January 2014
Kirkjufell mountain, landscape at dawn with waterfall in foreground, Snaefellsnes peninsula, Iceland, January 2015  -  Ben  Hall
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Ben Hall / Kirkjufell mountain, landscape at dawn with waterfall in foreground, Snaefellsnes peninsula, Iceland, January 2015
Autumn trees on the Rapa River Delta, aerial view, Rapadalen Sarek National Park, Sweden, September 2009.  -  Sven  Zacek
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Sven Zacek / Autumn trees on the Rapa River Delta, aerial view, Rapadalen Sarek National Park, Sweden, September 2009.
Twilight over Flakstad beach, Lofoten, Norway. February 2014.  -  Peter Cairns
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Peter Cairns / Twilight over Flakstad beach, Lofoten, Norway. February 2014.
Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) two adult males in mountain landscape. Alps, Aosta Valley, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy. September.  -  David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) two adult males in mountain landscape. Alps, Aosta Valley, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy. September.
The Horns of Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.  -  Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / The Horns of Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Miancimu Peak, 6054 m, Meili Snow Mountain National park, a Sacred mountain for Tibetan Buddhists, Yunnan, China October 2017.  -  Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Miancimu Peak, 6054 m, Meili Snow Mountain National park, a Sacred mountain for Tibetan Buddhists, Yunnan, China October 2017.
Miancimu Peak, 6054 m, Meili Snow Mountain National park, a Sacred mountain for Tibetan Buddhists, Yunnan, China October 2017.  -  Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China
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Staffan Widstrand / Wild Wonders of China / Miancimu Peak, 6054 m, Meili Snow Mountain National park, a Sacred mountain for Tibetan Buddhists, Yunnan, China October 2017.
Full moon and landscape, Svalbard, Norway. April 2015.  -  Espen Bergersen
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Espen Bergersen / Full moon and landscape, Svalbard, Norway. April 2015.
The Matterhorn, near Zermatt, Switzerland, September 2017.  -  Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / The Matterhorn, near Zermatt, Switzerland, September 2017.
Annapurna south with high winds blowing spindrift off the summit, Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepalese Himalayas, December 2012.  -  Ashley Cooper
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Ashley Cooper / Annapurna south with high winds blowing spindrift off the summit, Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepalese Himalayas, December 2012.
Alpenglow at sunset on Machapuchare, Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepelese Himalayas. December 2012.  -  Ashley Cooper
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Ashley Cooper / Alpenglow at sunset on Machapuchare, Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepelese Himalayas. December 2012.
Alpenglow at sunrise on Annapurna South and Annapurna Fang, Nepal. December 2012.  -  Ashley Cooper
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Ashley Cooper / Alpenglow at sunrise on Annapurna South and Annapurna Fang, Nepal. December 2012.
Lenticular clouds over Mount Bolza and Campo Imperatore plateau in the Gran Sasso National Park. Central Apennines, Abruzzo, Italy, September 2012.  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Lenticular clouds over Mount Bolza and Campo Imperatore plateau in the Gran Sasso National Park. Central Apennines, Abruzzo, Italy, September 2012.
Last rays of sun on northern slope of Mount Camicia in the Gran Sasso Massif. Gran Sasso National Park, Central Apennines, Abruzzo, Italy, August.  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Last rays of sun on northern slope of Mount Camicia in the Gran Sasso Massif. Gran Sasso National Park, Central Apennines, Abruzzo, Italy, August.
Sunrise as seen over Low's Gully and ugly sister peak, from the base of Low's peak (Approx 4000 metres) Mount Kinabalu. Borneo, May 2013.  -  Paul Williams
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Paul Williams / Sunrise as seen over Low's Gully and ugly sister peak, from the base of Low's peak (Approx 4000 metres) Mount Kinabalu. Borneo, May 2013.
Navajo Dome at dawn with autumn coloured Cottonwoods (Populus) lining the Fremont River Capitol Reef National Park,  Utah, USA, October 2017.  -  Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Navajo Dome at dawn with autumn coloured Cottonwoods (Populus) lining the Fremont River Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA, October 2017.
Landscape of Adventdalen, Svalbard, Norway, March 2014.  -  Werner Bollmann
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Werner Bollmann / Landscape of Adventdalen, Svalbard, Norway, March 2014.
Aerial view of the Chamar-Daban mountain range, Baikal Nature Reserve, Buryatia, Siberia, Russia, May 2015.  -  Michel  Roggo
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Michel Roggo / Aerial view of the Chamar-Daban mountain range, Baikal Nature Reserve, Buryatia, Siberia, Russia, May 2015.
Aerial view of Teallach and low lying clouds, Scotland, UK.  -  SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Aerial view of Teallach and low lying clouds, Scotland, UK.
Autumn trees and mountains in Tengu Pass, Nishi Tsugaru County,  Shirakami Sanchi UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. October 2012.  -  Nature Production
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Nature Production / Autumn trees and mountains in Tengu Pass, Nishi Tsugaru County, Shirakami Sanchi UNESCO World Heritage Site, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. October 2012.
Low lying cloud  in the Piatra Mare Mountains, Transylvania, Romania. October 2011.  -  Orsolya Haarberg
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Orsolya Haarberg / Low lying cloud in the Piatra Mare Mountains, Transylvania, Romania. October 2011.
Mountain landscape, Balang Mountain, Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong,  Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sichuan Province, China.  -  Dong Lei
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Dong Lei / Mountain landscape, Balang Mountain, Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sichuan Province, China.
Mountain landscape of Talamanca Range, Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Costa Rica.  -  Nick Hawkins
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Nick Hawkins / Mountain landscape of Talamanca Range, Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Costa Rica.
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