Kite skier on the mountain

13 January 2013

Mount Vitosha, Bulgaria

A kite skier catches the wind on the slopes of Mount Vitosha, south of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. The driving force for kite-skiing comes from the kite, and the sport has more in common with cross-country than with downhill skiing, where gravity provides the main impetus. It can take place on snow, ice, land or water.


Vitosha mountain, Sofia, Bulgaria

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1/800
ISO: 400
F-Stop: 5.6
Focal Length: 180.0 mm
Camera: Nikon D700

Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Anastas Tarpanov
Anastas Tarpanov was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in 1980, and was interested in photography from the start. He pursued photography as a hobby until his late 20s. Anastas has participated in several Bulgarian exhibitions and is working as a freelance photographer for online media. He covers sports, concerts and environmental causes.