insert_drive_file Article • 28 June 2016
Updated 10 November 2016
Landscape photographer Kris Williams shares his best pictures of North Wales.
North Wales has a fantastic variety of mountains and coastlines. As a landscape and night-scape photographer it offers me everything I want within a short distance, whether its Anglesey surrounded by its stunning coastal views, lighthouses and medieval churches, or the diversity of Snowdonia National Park spread across 823 square miles on the mainland.
The protected night skies of Snowdonia as an International Dark Sky Reserve also make it a superb location to view the wonders of the night sky, while from the coast of Anglesey you can often witness such natural phenomenon as the aurora borealis, and occasionally bioluminescence in the seas.
Wales has a unique beauty and magical quality that once visited never leaves your heart. Here are some of my favourite pictures of Anglesey and Snowdonia.
An incoming storm at, Beaumaris
Aurora borealis lighting the night sky at Penmon Point
Barley fields and farms under the stars, Bodorgan
Bioluminescent waves and the aurora borealis on White Beach, Anglesey
Cwm Idwal by the light of a full moon
Winters Dawn at Llyn Llydaw
Dawn at Castell-Y-Gwynt (Castle of the Winds), Glyder Fach
Dawn at Penmon Point
Fishing boats at Llyn Nantlle
Camping in Glyder Fach
Golden Glow, Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon
Lobster pot in the waves at Llangoed
Wild-camping under the Milky Way, Llyn Cregennan
Looking across the Ogwen Valley from Mynydd Perfedd
Medieval Dolbadarn castle, set in the heart of the mountains at Llanberis
Moonlight on Pen Yr Ole Wen, Cwm Idwl
Night on the Moorings at Caernarfon Castle
Path To The Stars, Llanddwyn Island
Snowdon Peak from misty Moel Eilio
South Stack lighthouse and headlands
St Gwenfaens Pillar, Rhoscolyn
Stargazing in Snowdonia at Llyn Mymbyr, Capel Curig
Summer evenings on Llanddwyn Island
Sunset at Llangwyfan’s-St Cwyfan’s (The Church in the Sea), Aberffraw
Sunset Beach, Penmaenmawr
The Bronze-Age ring cairn of Bryn Cader Faner, Talsarnau
The Devil’s Kitchen and Llyn Idwal at daw, Cwm Idwal
Full moon rises by Menai suspension bridge
The last of the evening light falls on the Nantlle Ridge
The medieval Church In The Sea at Aberffraw
Dawn at Llyn Llydaw and Snowdon Peak
Explore more of Wales with the Rough Guide to Wales. You can see more of Kris Williams’ photography on his Facebook page.