This might peak your interest! The majesty of the Alps is captured in a stunning new coffee table book
- It brings together a collection of images by former Wildlife Photographer of the Year Lorenz Andreas Fischer
- He has travelled the Alps for years, exploring the highest peaks in the west to the last eastern foothills
- The book is called The Alps – High Mountains in Motion and also contains ‘inspiring texts by mountain experts’
Photography has been taken to new heights.
The epicness of the Alps has been captured in a stunning new coffee table book called The Alps – High Mountains in Motion.
The tome brings together a jaw-dropping collection of images by former Wildlife Photographer of the Year Lorenz Andreas Fischer, who has travelled the Alps for years, exploring the highest peaks in the west to the last eastern foothills.
Publisher teNeues said: ‘This photo book brings together his impressions, showing us the startling beauty of the Alpine mountains. As climate change increasingly disrupts the region’s natural cycles and ecosystem, Fischer’s photographs remind us just how important it is to protect this unique and beautiful landscape.’
The book shows the Alps at different times of the day through the seasons and contains ‘informative and inspiring texts by mountain experts and well-known aficionados’.
Scroll down for a photographic taster of the tome…
The first snow over the mountains of the Lepontine Alps, which includes the 10,360ft Rappehorn, as clouds swirl around the peaks. Lorenz snapped this image in Aletsch Arena in Valais, Switzerland
This shot shows the mountains around Zermatt and the Matterhorn as well as the point where the Gorner and Grenz glaciers meet
Extreme weather conditions, transitioning seasons, daytime and nighttime, erosion and deposition, melting and freezing – the Alps are a site of constant change, the book says. This image was taken in Switzerland
Unusual clouds over the Finsteraarhorn, Eiger and Niederhorn mountains close to the town of Interlaken in Switzerland
This stunning image shows the glacier snout (the end of a glacier) of Glacier Blanc in France’s Hautes-Alpes region
This fascinating image shows a thawing mountain lake below the Fuorcla d’Agnel pass, north of the Julier Pass, on a cloudy summer afternoon in July
A site of yearning through the generations, the highest mountain ranges in Central Europe are forever shifting and creating breathtaking new landscapes, shapes and colours, says the book
Lorenz snapped this stunning image of the River Verzasca in Lavertezzo in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland, on a beautiful autumn day in October
The book shows the Alps at different times of the day through the seasons and contains ‘informative and inspiring texts by mountain experts and well-known aficionados’. Pictured is an ice cave in the Alps in Valais, Switzerland
Lorenz has travelled the Alps for years, exploring the highest peaks in the west to the last eastern foothills. Pictured is the Fee Glacier
The Alps – High Mountains in Motion by Lorenz Andreas Fischer, published by teNeues, is out now priced £29.95. For more information visit www.teneues.com