A snow covered Sgor Gaoith

Scotland360° Mountain Panoramic Photography

With far reaching views and vistas, ever changing light and opportunities for varied perspectives, mountain photography can be extremely rewarding. The rewards are even richer with mountain panoramic photography.

The initial interest developed into a serious undertaking after being commissioned by the BBC in 2009 to produce panoramic images on the summits of a number of Scottish mountains. Mastering the photography was the (relatively) easy bit - stitching and rendering the results was a challenge... Several thousand photographs later, the assignment was completed and I was able to further develop my skills and interest.

Mountain and Landscape panoramas complement each other well and I use these pages to reflect the fun and skill of panoramic photography.

Wide angle panoramas are usually hand held sequences of photographs, stitched together to produce the final image. I enjoy presenting a wider view of the landscape to allow a full appreciation of the scale and perspective from the location.

Each 360° panorama starts as a mosaic of up to 250 photographs stitched, blended and manipulated through several pieces of software to achieve the final result. Constantly changing skies, shadows and moving objects add to the complexity.

Click on any of the photographs below and a new window will open displaying the panorama as a high resolution, interactive view. Having opened the panoramic image, use the controls to pan, zoom and navigate. Right clicking 360° panoramas will allow viewing in differing perspectives.

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Wide Angle Panorama - An Teallach

Blue skies and crisp white snow on An Teallach as viewed from Beinn Enaiglair.

Read and see more about the high summit camp and the sunrise inversion in my Blog Post - A superb viewpoint from Beinn Enaiglair

A high resolution composite, this panorama can be panned and zoomed.

An introduction to 360° Mountain Photography


At 1084m high, Beinn Dearg, near Ullapool is one of the highest hills in the local area. Approached from Inverlael and then up Gleann na Squaib, the walk into this hill provides superb views onto the northern crags of Beinn Dearg.

The interactive panorama below was a test piece for BBC Scotland. I had been commissioned to provide a series of interactive mountain panoramas and was scoping out the requirements of the commission. 360° Panoramic photography has advanced considerably since 2009 and this particular project was possibly ahead of its time. It did however allow for some invaluable developments for panoramic photography.

With great views on the way up the hill, the low cloud lingering just above the summit didn't allow for the otherwise spectacular views to be shown at their best. There's always another day though when it comes to the Scottish hills...

Beinn Dearg 360 panorama


The image above is part of a Virtual Tour of the Fannich Mountains. Click on the photograph to access the tour then select Beinn Dearg from the opening map and enjoy touring the summits across the seasons!

Find the links to neighbouring hills and explore the view from nearby summits. And if you would like to see nearby summits named, then find and click on the links at the base of some of the cairns.

To see more of my interactive Panoramic photographs, please follow the link buttons below:

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    Wide Angle Panorama - Liathach, Torridon

    Looking back over the Am Fasarinen pinnacles on Liathach after a full traverse of this classic mountain route.

    Read and see more about this great day out on my Blog Post - The Traverse of Liathach

    A high resolution composite, this panorama can be panned and zoomed.

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    Wide Angle Panorama - the Glenfeshie hills from Carn Ban Mor

    Looking towards Sgor Gaoith and Braeriach from nto the Cairngorms from the top of the Achlean track.

    Read and see more about this perfect winter day in my Blog Post - A Perfect Winter Mountain Day

    A high resolution composite, this panorama can be panned and zoomed.

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    Wide Angle Panorama - the Glencoe hills from Stob Ghabhar

    Looking across to Buachaille Etive Mor with Ben Nevis in the background, pan the photograph to the left to see the Aonach Eagach ridge and then over to Bidean nam Bian.

    A high resolution composite, this panorama can be panned and zoomed.

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    Wide Angle Panorama - the Glenfeshie and Southern Cairngorm hills from Carn an Righ in the Glenshee hills

    Looking northwards into the Cairngorms from Carn an Righ in the Glenshee hills.

    Centre in the panorama is the Lairig Ghru with Devil's Point, Angel's Peak and Cairn Toul to the left of the Lairig. The panorama moves left into the Glenfeshie hills, whilst panning to the right brings in Ben Macdui, Derry Cairngorm and ultimately across to Beinn a' Bhuird.

    A high resolution composite, this panorama can be panned and zoomed.

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    Wide Angle Panorama - Glencoe and the Black Mount from Carn Dearg, above Loch Ossian

    Looking south west over the Blackwater Reservoir towards Glencoe and the Black Mount.

    Read and see more about the winter weekend on the high tops around Loch Ossian in my Blog Post - A Round of the Corrour Hills

    A high resolution composite, this panorama can be panned and zoomed.

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    Wide Angle Panorama - Ruadh Stac Mhor, Fisherfield

    Evening sunlight over An Teallach and Beinn Dearg Mhor, with a view to the east towards Beinn a' Chlaidheimh.

    Captured on the way to the summit of Ruadh Stac Mhor for an overnight camp at the summit. Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team provides safety cover each year for the Great Wilderness Challenge and each year between 2005 and 2011, Bill Amos and I made our way to Checkpoint 8, high on the summit of Ruadh Stac Mor. This is a key position in ensuring communications from the start point at Corrie Hallie to the finish point at Poolewe.

    Read and see more about the high summit camp and the sunrise inversion in my Blog Post - Above the clouds on Ruadh Stac Mhor

    A high resolution composite, this panorama can be panned and zoomed.

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    Wide Angle Panorama - An Teallach and the heart of Fisherfield from Beinn Tarsuinn

    The Fisherfield mountains and the heart of Fisherfield from Beinn Tarsuinn.

    A high resolution composite, this panorama can be panned and zoomed.

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    Wide Angle Panorama - The view into Fisherfield from Lochan Fhada

    On the way to Beinn Tarsuinn and enjoying the early morning light. Slioch lies to the left of the photograph with A'Mhaighdean and Ruadh Stac Mor to the right.

    A high resolution composite, this panorama can be panned and zoomed.