Occasionally, I venture into colder climates. Bundled up to the max and suffering, I will endure it for a few days. However, it is a welcome change for the eye.
From the distance, a tiny speck in the Atlantic Ocean, somewhere between Iceland and Norway. Up close, a visual feast with green mountains, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls.
The images below were taken in the Bavarian National Forest and surrounding areas. Founded in 1970, it was Germany's first national park. Together with the neighboring Czech Bohemian Forest the Bavarian Forest forms the largest contiguous area of forest in Central Europe.
On the first day of winter, a delicate white dusting covers the landscape. The leaves are still showing autumn colors and pleasantly contrast the white of the snow.
Iceland in 2016