Situated in the heart of Scotland's Highlands, Glen Coe stands as a testament to nature's enduring beauty. We're excited to introduce our latest endeavour—the Glen Coe Collection. Comprising nine carefully curated panoramic photographs, this collection captures the essence of Glen Coe's majestic peaks, tranquil waters, and awe-inspiring landscapes.
"It's been a privilege to camp high in these hills over the past few years to create this collection. I hope you enjoy them." Jack Marris
Exploring Glen Coe's Distinctive Beauty
Jack's exploration of Glen Coe is evident in every photo of this collection. His unique perspective, gained from camping high in the hills, reveals a landscape shaped by the forces of nature. Glen Coe appears as though the earth itself has been sculpted, creating the diverse valleys and peaks that define its unique character. Take a look at the collection below, and learn a little about each image.
This is an aerial panorama taken in May 2023, looking over the Aonach Eagach and Glen Coe at sunset. The Aonach Eagach is widely known as the narrowest ridge in mainland Britain. It's right above the road that goes through Glen Coe, which you can make out below the river to the left and right-hand sides.
In the image, you can also see the Three Sisters of Glen Coe, also known as the Bidean nam Bian Mountain. Beyond the highest point of the ridge, you can see the path of Glen Coe snaking upward. On the far right, you have Loch Linnhe.
You might be able to tell but this panorama was taken on the same trip as the above image, and it gives Aonach Eagach a chance to really show off! By placing the drone further down, you get more of a silhouette of the ridge, emphasising just how sheer the drops are on either side.
This image was taken from the top of Aonach Eagach the morning after Jack had captured the ridge itself at sunset. The dawn light showcases Bidean nam Bian alongside Three Sisters of Glen Coe, which you can see almost diving down into the cloud inversion, which adds a more ethereal quality to the final image.
This is the Ballachulish Bridge, which opened in 1975 and marks the point where Loch Linnhe meets Loch Leven. Before the bridge, a turntable ferry was used to transport cars, which you can now find at Glenelg, and you can see the old slipway on the right-hand side of the bridge. Jack reached this point later in the evening to capture the rich pink and gold tones of the sky alongside the last of the sun's rays on the mountaintops. He was lucky enough to have a boat crossing under bridge at the same time too! This image is also featured in our 2024 Calendars.
Here we have Càrn Mòr Dearg with Ben Nevis behind it. Jack chose to Càrn Mòr Dearg to focus more on the magnificent north face of the UK's highest peak. Originally he had planned to get this image at sunrise, but sadly the weather was not cooperating and he woke up surrounded by cloud. He decided to wait as long as possible, and at 1:30pm, it finally cleared, with the afternoon light emphasising the steep ridges. As you can see, it's possible to complete an adrenaline-fuelled hike along the ridge from CMD to Ben Nevis, complete with incredible views.
This particular hike was also filmed, so you get to go behind the scenes and see exactly what goes into one of Jack's mountain photography hikes. You can watch the film below!
Jack captured this sunrise back in August 2022, from the top of Beinn a' Chrùlaiste. You can clearly make out the A82 running through Glen Coe, which is the main road that runs up to Fort William from Glasgow, a stunning route. The focal mountain in the shot is Buachaille Etive Mòr, one of the most captured peaks in Scotland. It translates to Great Herdsman of Etive. Just behind it is where they filmed an iconic scene in the James Bond film, Skyfall. This does mean that Beinn a' Chrùlaiste isn't as much of a popular hike, but the views from the top are as rewarding as any!
This is that same view from a slightly lower altitude a few hours later! The light completely transforms the scene, amplifying the green summer foliage. Whenever Jack camps for a sunrise image he only gets a few hours sleep because the nights are so short. On this day, he'd gone back to sleep for a couple more hours, and when he woke up, he was greeted with this wonderful cloud inversion, which we're sure you agree was worthy of another picture.
Here is Glencoe village, taken via drone in August 2022. To the left is Sgorr na Ciche, the Pap of Glencoe. Directly through the glen, you can see Bidean nam Bian. Jack captured this image in the early evening, while the light was still bright, so you get all the wonderful greens and blues. You can also make out the moon at the top centre of the image, a nice extra touch.
This aerial image showcases the true majesty of the glen itself, with the river and A82 winding through the middle. Jack took the drone a little lower down so the sun was setting directly over the Aonach Eagach, really capturing that knife edge of the ridge. The light illuminates the Three Sisters to the left, and if you follow their ridges up, you reach their peak, Bidean nam Bian. You can also see some waterfalls to the left of the image, which are known as 'the meeting of the three waters', and are spectacular to view from the road.
Bring Scottish Highland Photography Into Your Home
The Glen Coe Collection is available in various canvas sizes, allowing you to select the perfect fit for your space. To enhance the impact and add a rustic touch, you can complement your chosen image with one of our frame options. Whether you opt for a small canvas or a larger statement piece, these photographs will add natural beauty and a touch of the Scottish Highlands to any room.
Right now the collection is available for Pre-Order, expected to ship on Tuesday, 28th November.