From the Brecon Beacons to Snowdonia, the beauty of the Welsh landscape is no secret. In bright sunshine, whirling snow, or even lashing rain, looking down from Corn Du or Pen-Y-Fan will take your breathe away.
We have collected some of the best Instagram account to follow for awe inspiring pictures of Wales. Their love for the Welsh countryside radiating from their astounding shots
Wallace, a Landscape & Astro Photographer from the Brecon Beacons. His fantastic shots of the Welsh mountains, valleys and rivers are fast earning him a large following on social media. From a snow covered Corn Du to sunrise over the Rhondda Valleys, Alyn captures Wales from every angle.
Alyn says, ” Photography has completely changed my approach to the outdoors and continues to lead me to new discoveries, even in my home country Wales. It drives me to places I otherwise wouldn’t have gone, in weather I wouldn’t normally have considered and quite often at ungodly hours. As such, I’ve seen some pretty spectacular stuff, which is just as well as my main goal is simply to make people say ‘wow!’.”
I finally caught the zodiacal light ? That white triangle of light coming off Penyfan there is actually dust in space that lies in the same plane of the planets. Just after sunset in Spring (or before sunrise in Autumn) the dust gets lit up by the sun and given the right conditions can be seen from dark sky areas…
Jenkin is a Geography student at Bangor University, which he chose principally for its proximity to northern Snowdonia and the Welsh coastline. Indeed Matthew’s shots of the seashore are second to none. His photographs of Snowdonia in all weather conditions display just how changeable and unpredictable the Welsh mountains are.
Matt says, ” The Welsh mountains have been calling my name ever since I drove, awestruck, past Snowdonia on my first day as a student in North Wales. Several years and many hours exploring have passed since then, but there’s still nothing I love more than trying to capture the wild, mythical atmosphere of this amazing place in photographs. My next adventures will likely be the Welsh 3000s challenge (trying to summit all of the mountains over 3000 ft in North Snowdonia)”
Andrew Geraint McConochie
Andrew has walked extensively in Wales and has documented his experience with some astounding photographs. His snow covered peaks are amongst some of the very best on Instagram and we particularly love his shot looking over the Ogwen Valley. There are some astounding photographs from his recent trip to the Alps too!
Andrew says, ” We’re so lucky living in Wales and after a week in work there’s nothing better than getting out into the Brecon Beacons or Snowdonia on weekends. I like to share photos of our adventures on Social Media and as an amateur photographer I feel very proud that my photo of Cadair Idris in winter was chosen to feature on the front of the new OS OL23 map. Another of my photos was chosen for the 2016 Berghaus calendar”
Feeling very happy as i’ve just found out that my photo of the Snowdon Horseshoe has been chosen by @Berghausofficial to be in it’s printed and digital 2016 calendar. #snowdon #snowdonia #eryri #cymru #wales #igerswales #chuffedtobits
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It is Svensson’s genuine love for the outdoors that has us hooked. Her enthusiasm for mountaineering is clear from her simple yet beautiful shots of Snowdonia. Her family also feature prominently in her photos, a reminder to us all that the outdoors is all about spending quality time with loved ones.
Puk says, ” I grew up in Greenland and absolutely love the great outdoors. It’s such a battery charger in an otherwise busy life and there’s just nothing better than breathing in the fresh air on top of a mountain – especially if the route up or weather was challenging! I love Wales because it’s on my doorstep and its stunning ridges and mountains takes you to another world for a little while. It’s also great for kids! What’s not to love? Going there again this Saturday to do the full horseshoe again – across Crib Goch obviously.”
Another throwback Thursday – Glyders in Feb 🙂 #snowdonia #snowdonianationalpark #lovetheoutdoors #livefortheoutdoors #instagram_landscapes #instawalk #outdoors #mountains #hills #instapic #landscape #nature #followme #trailmagazine #thegreatoutdoors #thisismyadventure #wales #hubs_united #mudandroutes #igerswales #northwales #walesonline #ukpotd #snowdon #snowdonianw #tgo
Discover Cymru collective
This is an account showcasing the best photography of the Welsh landscape taken by individuals tagging #DiscoverCymru. It is an eclectic mix of photos, from the beautiful Conway Falls to Pen-Y-Fan emerging from the clouds. The image featured here is taken by Andrew Harry, a fantastic photographer from South Wales. Visit their website at discovercymru.co.uk
This one’s epic – Brecon Beacons by @andy_harry_photography – give him a follow. Use #DiscoverCymru for a feature ?
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It is safe to say Williams is a seasoned welsh wanderer. He has captured some amazing shots from the stormy coastline to the calm snow capped peaks of the Brecon Beacons. He is an extremely talented photographer and we look forward to seeing what he produces next!
David says, ” I grew up in the South Wales valleys and this part of the UK has more than its fair share of problems. One problem that we don’t have here is a paucity of accessible countryside. There is abundant opportunity to visit mountainous areas such as the Brecon Beacons or the Black Mountains and coastal areas such as the Gower. My favourite area is the Brecon Beacons, less than 20 minutes drive from my home. I have always had a keen interest in photography and find that the landscape of the Brecon Beacons is perfect for pointing my camera at and snapping away to my heart’s content. In fact it is quite difficult to shoot a poor photograph in the Beacons.
Shot taken from the summit of Pen y Fan looking back towards Corn Du and beyond. ——————————————#igerswales @igerswales #walesonline #discovercymru #resourcemag #igerscymru #picoftheday #ukpotd #photosofbritain #icu_britain #loves_united_kingdom #ig_britishisles #photosoftheuk #best_exif #beacons #merthyr #penyfan #corndu #snow #breconbeacons #olympusomd #olympus_community