The jaw-dropping images taken by a 16-year-old

Wow – what talent at such a young age!  This German youngster is surely set for great things.  Thanks to Travel Mail for the story…


He’s only 16 – yet his photographs look like they were taken by a seasoned professional.

Jannik Obenhoff has snapped mountainous scenery featuring snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes and misty hills – and his images have an ethereal beauty that will make you catch your breath.

Many were taken by Obenhoff in Germany and Austria, but there are also snippets from the mountains of Italy.

It's impossible not to feel wanderlust when looking at the stunning landscapes like the one above, captured by 16-year-old photographer Jannik Obenhoff

It’s impossible not to feel wanderlust when looking at the stunning landscapes like the one above, captured by 16-year-old photographer Jannik Obenhoff

Many of these pictures were taken by the Munich-based photographer in Germany and Austria. Above, Obersee Lake

Obersee Lake

The Munich-based photographer started taking photographs, using just an iPod, when he was 13.    Above, Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli, a restaurant tucked into the cliffs

Above right: Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli, a restaurant tucked into the cliffs

Many of his images shared on Instagram give no locations. Above, a lake-side property that Obenhoff called his 'dreamhouse'

A lake-side property that Obenhoff called his ‘dreamhouse’

Obenhoff told MailOnline Travel: ‘I picked nature photography as my main theme because I really like the German landscape and the Alps, which are near where I live.’

He added: ‘My favorite place to photograph are the Alps.’

It’s the Stubai Alps region that have caught his eye in particular.

While his focus has so far been Germany and Austria, he hopes to visit Iceland, Canada, Greenland and China in the future.

Almost all of his photographs feature mountains or lakes. Above, the picturesque landscape near Hohenschwangau Castle

The picturesque landscape near Hohenschwangau Castle

Every single one of Obenhoff's pictures gets thousands of likes on Instagram. Above, Toblacher See, a popular camping spot in the Dolomites

Toblacher See, a popular camping spot in the Dolomites

While his focus has so far been Germany and Austria, he hopes to visit Iceland, Canada, Greenland and China in the future

The Munich-based photographer started taking photographs, using just an iPad, when he was 13.

He would then post these images on Instagram, where he quickly gained a big following.

Today, he takes photographs with a DSLR camera and has already amassed more than 329,000 followers on Instagram.

Although he’s still at school, the aspiring landscape photographer is already earning money through sponsorships on his page.

A rural sunrise in winter in an unknown spot    A swan on Lake Kochel

Above, a photograph that Obenhoff took while walking on Austria's longest swing bridge, the Holzgau Suspension Bridge

Austria’s longest swing bridge, the Holzgau Suspension Bridge

 People rarely feature in Obenhoff's photographs but occasionally his followers get little snippets of him and his friends
This little group of trees is actually one of the eight islands on Lake Eibsee in Germany. It's called Ludwigsinsel

Ludwigsinsel, one of the eight islands on Lake Eibsee in Germany

Obenhoff told MailOnline Travel: 'I picked nature photography as my main theme because I really like the German landscape and the Alps, which are near where I live'
Although he's still at school, the aspiring landscape photographer is already earning money through sponsorships on his Instagram page
 Above, the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites reflected in the calm waters of Lake Dürrensee in South Tyrol, Italy

Lake Dürrensee in South Tyrol, Italy

Hallstatt in Austria in the winter    A misty dawn in the mountains

Above left: Hallstatt in Austria
A rare shooting star    The Ice Chapel, a breathtaking place at the bottom of the Watzmann
Above right: the breathtaking Ice Chapel at the bottom of the Watzmann
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