Captivating and Majestic Vistas of the World’s Breathtaking Mountain Ranges – Nature and Life

Photos of the majestic, immensity of the mountains, submitted to National Geographic’s photo contest show the scale and infinity of the natural wonders of the world.

This photo is Manish Mamtani’s latest work in the Dronie series. After two visits to Vestrahorn in Iceland, the photographer captured a unique perspective of the stunning landscape. Photo: Manish Mamtani/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

A spectacular mountain in the Alps taken in Switzerland. Photo: Alessandra Meniconzi/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

Sharing about the photo, photographer Catalina Poplicean said that Stellisee in Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places to be seen from the top of the Matterhorn. Being present at dawn after 4 hours of travel makes the moment of admiring the beautiful scenery of this place even more special. Photo: Catalina Poplicean/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

The cloudy sky looks like ocean waves. Photo: Asuka I/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

In February, in Yamagata, Japan, strong winds and humidity create unique “ice monsters”. Photographer Kazuaki Koseki captured this interesting image on a snowy mountainside, basking in the sunset. Photo: Kazuaki Koseki/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

The contrast between the giant Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the smallness of a human has brought the author unforgettable emotions. Photo: Nafets N/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

The beautiful moment was captured by Marco Grassi in 2017 during a 3-month trip in Patagonia with his girlfriend. Photo: Marco Grassi/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

Image of the first light shining on the summit of St John, with a sea of ​​clouds behind at Gua Paka, Sabah, Malaysia. Photo: Asuka I/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

Beautiful Sunwapta Falls in the Rocky Mountains in Jasper National Park, Canada. Photo: Davide Lena/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

During 5 years of traveling around the world, Marco Grassi has twice been at a mountain to admire the scenery as well as feel the change of light direction according to the seasons here. Photo: Marco Grassi/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

Waking up early in the morning to visit the bay, Han Qi Chen captured the photos as the light appeared on the mountain and the reflection of the mountain on the crystal clear water. Photo: Han Qi Chen/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

Photographer Guillaume Flandre says that walking in South Tyrol was one of the great experiences and it was the first time he had ever walked so close to the top of a mountain, while being surrounded by clouds. The force of nature in this situation reminded him that humans were just guests on the planet. Photo: Guillaume Flandre/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

Beautiful sunrise over the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake with snow-capped peaks in the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park, Canada. Photo: Dmitry Vinogradov/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

Sunset shot at Reine, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Photo: Nedjat Nuhi/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.

Mount Sharidake is called Onne Nupuri in Ainu. W. Aoki took this photo of Sharidake from a helicopter and says it is the most impressive landscape this photographer has ever encountered. Photo: W. Aoki/2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.