I am Karol Nienartowicz and I’m a 29-year old photographer from Poland. I was born in Jelenia Góra, a small town in the south-western part of the country, and now I live in Gdansk. I still recall one particular day in summer of 2003, when my mom took me on my first mountain trip. I saw that heart-breathing beauty of mountains and I quickly wanted to share this feeling with other people! Thus, I took my photo camera on my next trip. Since that moment, I’ve photographed mountains, combining photography with my great passion for traveling.

I spend several dozens of days per year hiking in mountains, during which I overcome up to 1,000 miles of trails. I’ve visited and photographed more than 20 European countries. I’ve photographed the Polish, Slovakian, Romanian and Ukrainian Carpathians, the Alps in Switzerland, France, Austria, Italy, Germany and Slovenia, the mountains of Albania, Bosnia and Macedonia and Scottish Grampian.

Nevertheless, my greatest passion are photographic expeditions to the highest European mountains – the Alps. During these wild trips I sleep in a tent that I always set in places with outstanding scenery, often remote and difficult to reach, where I can take pictures of sunrises and sunsets. I tend to avoid crowded places and popular routes. I’m not afraid to take risk by going with a camera on climbing routes like via ferrata and spending nights in a tent on a glacier at an altitude of 4,000 m above sea level, even during the cold weather and strong winds.

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Aiguilles d’Arves

Bivouac at Bouquetins, Alps

At the top

Soldiers, Alps

Frozen cross in Alps

Autumn fog

Eagle Path, Tatra Mountains

Snow cirques

Julian Alps

Injured sheep

Morning fire Of Matterhorn

First sun rays, Julian Alps

Eagle Path, Tatra Mountains

Old castle in Karkonosze Mountains

Blejsko lake, Alps

Stairway to the castle

On the pass

First sun rays

Starry night at the Mont Blanc

Red sunrise

Pancava waterfall and Karkonosze Mountains


Bridge, Alps

Red sunset in Karkonosze Mountains

Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Frozen land

Aiguilles d’Arves

Before sunrise

Aiguilles d’Arves

Frozen chapel

Eagle Path, Tatra Mountains


Starry night at the Matterhorn

In the morning

Lyskamm Ridge, Alps


Me on the highest mountain in Poland