The icy tundra of Baltoro glacier and K2 can be one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. But in rare moments, it can also be one of the most beautiful.
This landscape beauty was captured by Polish adventure-photographer David Kaszlikowski as part of his expedition to the Karakoram region to shoot for a documentary.
In additions to employing some of the best imaging tools commercially available, a Canon 5D Mark III in Kaszlikowski’s case, he also deployed a drone to fully capture the beauty and magnanimy of the Baltoro, one of the largest glaciers in the world.
He manages to capture the glacier and the mountain in a manner never seen before.
At the heart of Karakoram, a glacier formation found at Concordia at the very beginning of one of the longest glaciers on the planet, Baltoro. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI
K2 mountain captured on a clear night just before sunrise. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI
K2 is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 metres above sea level. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI
Training climb on the ice features of the Baltoro glacier. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI
LED light to ‘paint’ the snow at Karakoram. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI
The porters’ tent at K2’s base camp is just a tarpaulin stretched over the stones, left, while the other tents belong to expedition members. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI
Expedition members meander between crevasses with the Gasherbrum IV massif visible in the background. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI
A view of the Gasherbrum IV massif. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI
Balti porters carrying loads which range from 25kg to 50kg, a task they undertake often wearing only basic rubber sneakers filled with fresh grass to stop their feet slipping. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI
The porters photographed outside at base camp. They sometimes light fires using rubbish from the expeditions. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI
The article originally appeared in The Guardian