“Standing in a fairy tale” – photographer shares dramatic images of the Dolomites; Rebecca Drew; Lonely Planet

Italy – The Dolomites

Breathtaking images have captured the incredible peaks of the Dolomites mountain range as the region turns from day to night. The series of pictures show an aerial view of the world-famous peaks, looking down on the lush green trees below, fluffy clouds masking the mountains and the glistening formation of the Milky Way above.

Images reveal the pink hues of sunrise hitting the mountains and night falling silent. The pictures were taken at the Italian mountain range by photographer Michael Shainblum (27) from San Francisco, USA. “I have been wanting to shoot images of these mountains for a very long time. The Dolomites are such incredible and striking peaks,” said Michael. “I just really wanted to experience this place for myself and see what kind of images and time lapses I could create.

“Standing among these incredible peaks almost does not feel like reality.”

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