Pico do Arieiro view, Madeira, Portugal

The picture was taken on a beautiful late summer hike from Madeira’s highest peak Pico Ruivo (1.861m) to the third highest, Pico do Ariero (1.818m). The path offers incredible views of the island and the ocean.

Shortly after the photo was taken the weather changed within minutes, limiting the amazing field of view to only a couple of meters. The atmosphere was amazing, changing suddenly from comfortable, sunny and warm to a ghostly, silent and timeless mood.