33 astonishingly beautiful pictures of North Wales

updated 7/19/2021
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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. Here, landscape photographer Kris Williams shares his best pictures of North Wales.

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

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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

Fairy Glen, Betws-Y-Coed

Fishing boats at Llyn Nantlle

Camping in Glyder Fach

Golden Glow, Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon

Llyn Mymbyr

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.

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