- Hong Kong Tourism Board’s forthcoming Great Outdoors campaign showcases the lesser-known countryside
- Images are taken by some of the Chinese territory’s most talented and critically-acclaimed photographers
- Snapshots include star-filled skies on a remote island and a dramatic sea of clouds on a tranquil mountaintop
But the Chinese territory of Hong Kong is so much more than skyscrapers, shopping and global commerce – as a series of dramatic new images reveal.
Designed to showcase an alternative view of the world-famous spot, this insightful collection focuses on the lesser-known rural areas rich in natural beauty.
The images, which have been taken by some of Hong Kong’s best, up-and-coming photographers, depict star-filled skies on a remote island, a sea of clouds on a tranquil mountaintop and a range of majestic peaks. Among the participants are landscape photographer and winner of Hong Kong National Geographic’s Photo Contest 2013, Will Cho; veteran outdoor sports photographer Elvis Mo; Nature Conservancy 2017 photo contest winner Jessica Li; and renowned photographer Romain Jacquet Lagreze, who is best-known for his ‘Vertical Horizon’ photo series, showcasing the geometric lines of Hong Kong.
Together, their photographs form a new campaign by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, entitled Great Outdoors, which officially launches this month.
So, if you think you know what Hong Kong looks like, think again…
Exceptional: A sea of clouds seen from the 869-meter high Sunset Peak, which is the third-highest mountain in Hong Kong
Gorgeous star-filled skies from Sunset Peak, on Lantau Island, captured by Hong Kong National Geographic’s contest winner Will Cho
Seeing is believing: With centuries-old Hakka villages with exotic names, colourful folk legends, waterfalls, bamboo groves and more, Plover Cove Country Park seems almost to be lost in time
Sunset: Light from the sun dances on the surface of the South China Sea at Tai O, which is located on the western side of Lantau Island
Life in the open air: A cloud begins to envelop residential properties on one of Hong Kong’s largest peaks
Sight to behold: The crisp vista of Tai O during the day, which shows rich, green hills connected by a transport bridge
Twilight: Dramatic clouds gather over the horizon of Tai Mo Shan as the night falls down, creating a pink and blue sky