Finding some time to yourself can be difficult in this crowded, fast-paced world, but photographer Gilles Monney has discovered the magically tranquil oasis of the mountains. Monney's series of landscape photos that highlight the meditative effects of mountainous settings, titled Solitude, feature solo subjects taking in the majestic environment that surrounds them.
The images, shot in Switzerland, are further heightened by the starry night skies shining down on the contemplative silhouettes. The night clears the light of day and the distractions that go along with it to allow people to focus on themselves and become one with nature. Overall, the series showcases some of the best aspects of landscape photography–beautiful expanses of the Earth, breathtaking perspectives, and a connection to nature that translates through the image.