Gold 2022 / Nature / Aerial

Mountain Harmony

  • Photographer
    Stas Bartnikas
  • Prizes
    Gold in Nature/Aerial

This rare aerial photo was taken from a light aircraft on the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. Numerous low sandstone mountains form geometrically aligned lines and patterns. Looks magical!

Stas Bartnikas, 47, aerial photographer based in Moscow. Photography is a serious hobby that combines his love of travelling with a passion for aviation. Past few years, he’s been actively engaged in aerial photography while flying in light aircraft and helicopters in different parts of the world. During this time he visited over 15 countries. Stas is convinced that mother nature is the most sophisticated painter and he sees it as his mission to capture its beauty in its perfect form. He calls his style of photography “aero-art”.