Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 - Enrico Villa Photography
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FINALIST IN TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017 - EARTH & CLIMATE PORTFOLIO

Sunrise on snow-capped Mount Pico, mid-Atlantic. Locally known as Montanha do Pico, this mountain is such an outstanding feature that the island where it is located bears its name. Rising literally from the abyss, Pico Island enjoys a mild climate, partly due to its latitude (38°N) and partly to the mitigating effect of the Gulf Stream, making the contrast between the island’s warm climate and its snow-capped volcano truly remarkable. However, what I really hoped to capture in my image is how serious and dramatic Mount Pico looks even when out of its island context, instantly recognisable by its beautiful signature profile and even showing here a tiny cue of the fumarole on the summit.

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