Mitre Peak is the iconic mountain, in the centre of this photograph. Taken between Christmas and New Year on my tour of the South Island. I was fortunate to be there in perfect, early morning conditions, to capture the peak reflected on this stunning fjord. The unexpected thing was the size of the place. Even on a boat, it was often difficult to get a sense of scale. Mitre Peak rises to 1692 metres (just over a mile) from the water. Taken from Freshwater Basin the camera was over four miles from bottom of the peak.
Cloudy Mountain Tops, Switzerland
Although it was still beautiful up in Amden where I am staying, today was a little more cloudy. In a way that was more exciting because we were so high up in the mountains that there were scenes like the above to be photographed all day. I have no idea which mountain peak we are looking at here because I was on a short walk around the local village of Arvenbuel.
Lake Walensee, Switzerland
Today I took the train from Zurich to Ziegelbracke, then the local bus up to Arvenbuel, Amden, where my hosts have a holiday home up in the mountains. This was taken from the viewpoint looking down into the Walensee Lake. The small dots on the right of the frame are some of the holiday homes. Here we are looking down the lake towards Weesen.