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Dolomiti di Sesto, South Tyrol, Italy © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. This image may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in any form without prior written permission from Rudolf Abraham.

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Dolomiti di Sesto

Dolomiti di Sesto, Sudtirol, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Dolomiti di Sesto, Sexten Dolomites, Sudtirol, Italy, photography (c) Rudolf Abraham

Dolomiti di Sesto, Sudtirol, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Snowshoeing near Passo Monte Croce with my wife and daughter. Shot while working on a feature on the Dolomites for OE Magazine last year.

D700 & 105/2 DC

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Saxony (1): Saxon Switzerland National Park

The River Elbe and Saxon Switzerland National Park, Saxony, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

The River Elbe and Saxon Switzerland National Park, Saxony, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

The River Elbe and Saxon Switzerland National Park, Saxony, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

Shot on a trip to Saxony last month, while visiting the national park as a day trip from Dresden – a short ride on the S-Bahn to Kurort Rathen, a ferry over the River Elbe (which we would spend the next couple of days cycling along), and a short hike up to the rather amazing-looking Bastei Bridge.

Nikon D700 & 14-24/2.8

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#BGTWawards (1)

I was very pleased to win an award for Best UK Feature, at the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards last night at the Savoy in London, for my article Mountain Playground – Cairngorms for Kids published in BBC Countryfile magazine earlier this year.

Mountain Playground - Cairngorms for Kids. BBC Countryfile magazine. © Rudolf Abraham

You can read an online version of the feature here here.

The Best UK Feature award was generously sponsored by a Eden Hotel Collection.

To view images from Cairngorms National Park in Scotland click here.

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Peaks of the Balkans (2): Man on a donkey

Man on a donkey, near the Pejë Pass (Qafa e Pejës) leading to Theth. Peaks of the Balkans trail, Albania. © Rudolf Abraham

Peaks of the Balkans Trail, Albania © Rudolf Abraham

Peaks of the Balkans trail, Albania © Rudolf Abraham

The Peaks of the Balkans is a recently developed 192km cross-border hiking route through mountainous borderlands of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. I’ve just finished writing the first English-language guidebook to the whole route, for Cicerone.

Nikon D700 & 14-24/2.8

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Peaks of the Balkans (1): Theth

Two images from the Peaks of the Balkans trail in Albania – a waterfall near the village of Theth, and a kula (fortified tower house), also in Theth. © Rudolf Abraham

Peaks of the Balkans trail, Albania © Rudolf Abraham

Peaks of the Balkans trail, Albania © Rudolf Abraham

Peaks of the Balkans trail, Albania © Rudolf Abraham

Peaks of the Balkans trail, Albania © Rudolf Abraham

The Peaks of the Balkans is a recently developed 192km cross-border hiking route through mountainous borderlands of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. I’ve just finished writing the first English-language guidebook to the whole route, for Cicerone.

Two fantastic local tour operators, if you’re planning a trip to the Peaks of the Balkans, are Zbulo in Albania and Zalaz in Montenegro.

Nikon D700 & 70-200/2.8

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Northumberland Coast Path

Northumberland Coast Path (Northumberland Coast AONB), my daughter walking near Chiswick Sands (top) and Goswick Sands (bottom) © Rudolf Abraham

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Northumberland Coast Path © Rudolf Abraham

northumberland coast path aonb walking hiking travel

Northumberland Coast Path © Rudolf Abraham

Nikon D700 & 70-200/2.8 & 24/3.5 PC-E

Shot on a recent visit to Northumberland to re-walk some sections of the Northumberland Coast Path.

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Alpe Adria Trail (9): Nockberge National Park

Two more shots from the beautiful Nockberge mountains in Carinthia, Austria, on the Alpe Adria Trail © Rudolf Abraham

Nockberge National Park, Alpe Adria Trail, photo, photography, Carinthia, Austria copyright Rudolf Abraham

Nockberge National Park, Alpe Adria Trail, Carinthia, Austria © Rudolf Abraham

Nockberge National Park, Alpe Adria Trail, photo, photography, Carinthia, Austria copyright Rudolf Abraham

Nockberge National Park, Alpe Adria Trail, Carinthia, Austria © Rudolf Abraham

Both of these shots are from Stage 15 of the Alpe Adria Trail, in Nockberge National Park (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve) – one of my favourite sections of the whole route – photographed here after a light dusting of October snow

The Alpe Adria Trail is a 750km hiking route through Austria/Slovenia/Italy, which I’ve just finished writing the first English-language guidebook to, for Bradt.

Nikon D700 & 24/3.5 PC-E

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Alpe Adria Trail (8): Wayside shrine

Wayside shrine near the historic town of Gmünd, on the Alpe Adria Trail, Carinthia, Austria. © Rudolf Abraham

Wayside shrine, Carinthia, Austria © Rudolf Abraham

Wayside shrine, Carinthia, Austria © Rudolf Abraham

The Alpe Adria Trail is a 750km hiking route through Austria/Slovenia/Italy, which I’m currently writing the first English-language guidebook to, for Bradt.

Nikon D700 & 24/3.5 PC-E

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Alpe Adria Trail (7): Val Rosandra

The slopes of Monte Carso rising from the Val Rosandra, near Trieste, northern Italy (January 2016). The Alpe Adria Trail passes through the Val Rosandra on its penultimate stage before finishing in Muggia on the Adriatic coast. © Rudolf Abraham

Alpe Adria Trail Italy Val Rosandra photography © Rudolf Abraham

Val Rosandra, near Trieste. Alpe Adria Trail, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

The Alpe Adria Trail is a 750km hiking route through Austria/Slovenia/Italy, which I’m currently writing the first English-language guidebook to, for Bradt.

Nikon D700 & 105/2 DC

Photo copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in any form without prior written permission from Rudolf Abraham.

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