The top of mount Nuolja, overlooking the beautiful Abisko valley. At the other side, the Lapporten mountain formation holds back some dangerous looking clouds. They seem to rest heavily on the mountain tops, but stayed on a safe distance from our location, where we hiked through the snow towards our plots.
As our fieldwork day went on – very succesfull, if you were wondering- some clouds escaped their virtual meteorological cage at the other side and hurried through the valley, lying low in the air.
In a few minutes, we were completely overwhelmed by the clouds and we lost our amazing view to a dull but extraordinary grey.
It made for wonderful landscapes that seemed to belong in a futuristic movie, with endless snowpatches were all colour had been sucked out, and cliffs that dropped into nothing. The end of the world seemed near.
Luckily, it was a fast moving cloud, and it disappeared again without causing any damage. After its silent passage, it revealed again the sleeping clouds on Lapportens’ head.