Bruno D'Amicis - Above everything
Despite the widespread idea of Italy as a sunny, warm country, winter is a long season here in the Italian Apennines and a layer of snow covers the highest peaks from October-November through April. On a crisp winter morning strong winds were blowing on the summit of Mt. Velino, the third highest peak in the Apennines. The unrelenting wind, the extremely cold temperatures and the barren snow landscape seemed lifeless. Still, the tiny shape of a Griffon vulture soaring in the landscape brought a spark of life back to it. And I, as usual, felt humbled by the ease that wildlife often show, even in the most challenging situations.
Tags: abruzzi, apennines, black white, bruno damicis, griffon vulture, gyps fulvus, snow, velino, winter