The Vaia Storm

Plants & Planet

The Vaia Storm by Albert Ceolan

Image details - The Vaia Storm

Photographer: Albert Ceolan
Competition: Competition 13

Category: Plants & Planet

Location: The Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy


This photograph documents the natural destruction of pine forest by storm 'Vaia' in late October 2018. Wind speeds peaked at over 120mph, which led to the felling of over 14 million trees and claimed 17 human lives. In the background stands the magnificent Mount Catinaccio, bearing witness to the storm at just under 3,000 metres high.


Overall winner - International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 13