22 of the Most Famous Mountains in the World to Photograph

Any mountain can look impressive in a photo because of its massive size and beauty. However, there’s a select group of mountains that have celebrity status.

We’ve put together a list of mountains that are famous for their epic climbing history, unique shape, rich mythology, and/or impressive size. Perhaps not so surprisingly, many of these famous mountains double as volcanoes. (There’s nothing like the threat of an eruption to catch people’s attention.) All of them look awesome in photos.

If you’re into mountaineering and photography, then these 22 mountains should definitely be on your bucket list:

1. Mount Everest

Himalayas, Nepal/China

Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn) — Tibet Mount Everest
Mount Everest

Dezign Horizon — Mount Everest
Mount Everest

2. Mount Fuji

Honshu Island, Japan

skyseeker — Mt. Fuji.
Mount Fuji

Reginald Pentinio — Fuji in Monochrome
Mount Fuji

3. Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

Yoni Lerner — mt. kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

Stefan Hellberg — Kilimanjaro – Shira Camp – Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro

4. K2

Karakoram Range, Pakistan/China

Stefanos Nikologianis – K2

5. Denali

Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States

Gregory “Slobirdr” Smith — Denali & Wonder Lake

Joseph — Denali Sunset

6. Mont Blanc

Alps, Italy/France

Tristan ‘Shu’ Lebeschu — Le Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc

Andy PARANT — Turn ahead Monte Bianco
Mont Blanc

7. Kirkjufell

Grundarfjörður, Iceland

Untitled — laurent gauthier
Kirkjufell, Iceland

Ævar Guðmundsson — Kirkjufellsfoss
Kirkjufell, Iceland

8. Mount Fitz Roy

Patagonia, Argentina/Chile

Geoff Livingston — Mount Fitz Roy Sunrise
Mount Fitz Roy

Geoff Livingston — Patagonia Landscape w/ Mount Fitz Roy
Mount Fitz Roy

9. Annapurna

Himalayas, Nepal

Mike Behnken — Annapurna
Annapurna, Nepal

Vera & Jean-Christophe — Prayer flags at the Annapurna Basecamp
Annapurna, Nepal

10. Mount Olympus

Olympus Range, Greece

Nikos Koutoulas — Olympus mountain
Mount Olympus, Greece

Jim Trodel — Nature – Mount Olympus, Greece
Mount Olympus, Greece

11. Mount Hua

Five Great Mountains, China

momo — Mount Hua
Mount Hua, China

Dimitry B. — Sunrise on Mount Hua, China
Mount Hua, China

12. Aoraki/Mount Cook

Southern Alps, New Zealand

Tristan Schmurr — Aoraki
Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand

Ben — Blue hour surprise
Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand

13. Mount Elbrus

Caucasus Mountains, Russia

Konstantin Malanchev — Morning Elbrus
Mount Elbrus, Russia

Dmitry Sumin — Sunrise. Mt. Elbrus base camp.
Mount Elbrus, Russia

14. Popocatépetl

Puebla/Morelos, Mexico

Angel Morales Rizo — POPOCATEPETL
Popocatepetl, Mexico

Ulises Moreno — Inicios
Popocatepetl, Mexico

15. Matterhorn

Alps, Switzerland/Italy

Julien Belli — What else?

Jeff P — Stellisee Morning 3

16. El Capitan

Yosemite National Park, California, United States

Anita Ritenour — Moonrise Over the Merced
El Capitan

Jeff P — Yosemite Highlining
El Capitan

17. Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, United States

Billy Gast — Jenny Lake
Grand Teton

Zach Dischner — Teton Moonlit Shred
Grand Teton

18. Licancabur

Andes, Chile/Bolivia

krheesy — Licancabur, Atacama desert, Chile

Florence.S — Laguna Verde
Licancabur with Laguna Verde

19. Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Alps, Italy

Jon Shave — Drei zinnen/ Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Italy

John Fowler — Auronzo di Cadore, Italy
Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Italy

20. Ben Nevis

Scotland, United Kingdom

martin_vmorris — Summit of Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis, Scotland

Richard P J Lambert — Ben Nevis, Scotland
Ben Nevis, Scotland

21. Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, United States

Ben Grey — Rainier Sunset
Mount Rainier

Jonathan Miske — Rainier Under Clouds
Mount Rainier

22. Table Mountain

Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa

South African Tourism — Table Mountain – South Africa
Table Mountain

Daniel Manners — Cape Town Winter Sunrise
Table Mountain