You don't even have to like the posh SUV to appreciate these stunning shots.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so perhaps in this case we should allow the 42-photo gallery below to do all the talking for us. Just to give you a bit of background about the stunning imagery, it’s the work of Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen, with the focal point being the Range Rover TDV6 Autobiography. In some of the images, the SUV isn’t actually featured at all, but that’s perfectly ok with us as the scenery alone is worth a look.

Bendiksen joined forces with photographic agency Magnum Photos for a new series of works dubbed “Ultimate Vistas” to showcase the big Range Rover in several areas, from vast fjords and islands to the Dovrefjell mountain range located in central Norway. The journey actually kicked off in Oslo, the capital and most populous city in the country, before embarking on an epic adventure, which also included driving on the switchback roads of the Trollstigen as well as on the snow-covered plateaus and the Art Nouveau-inspired town of Ålesund.

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Range Rover photo shoot by Jonas Bendiksen
Range Rover photo shoot by Jonas Bendiksen

Here’s what Jonas Bendiksen had to say about the new exciting project:

“I spend my entire life chasing that perfect picture, but part of the joy of it is in that hunt. Photography is for me a language, a way in which I can express myself, and it has become a way in which I see the world. I love trips I can do entirely by driving. When I’m on the road I can stop anywhere and capture an opportunity in an instant. The Range Rover was the perfect partner for me in that respect.”

The good news is Norway is just the beginning of the series, with Land Rover mentioning similar photo shoots will also take place in United States and China.

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Range Rover photo shoot by Jonas Bendiksen

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A PICTURE OF REFINEMENT: RANGE ROVER AND JONAS BENDIKSEN CAPTURE THE WORLD’S ULTIMATE VISTAS

The first in a series of unique works entitled ‘Ultimate Vistas’ sees Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen capture the dramatic landscape of his home country with help from the world’s ultimate SUV: the Range Rover.

  • Land Rover works with Magnum Photos to showcase some of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth
  • World-renowned photographer Jonas Bendiksen used Range Rover, the ultimate SUV, to reach superior vantage points for each stunning shot
  • Epic vistas of Norway are the first in a series of photographic works
  • Subjects range from vast fjords and islands to the breathtaking mountains of Dovre

Land Rover and renowned Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen have revealed the first in a series of unique works entitled ‘Ultimate Vistas’, extraordinary landscape photographs captured with help from the world’s ultimate SUV: the Range Rover.

Land Rover worked closely with world-renowned photographic agency Magnum Photos to showcase some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth.

Since it defined the luxury SUV sector almost half a century ago, Range Rover has achieved more than one million sales and sits at the pinnacle of the Land Rover family. The original Classic model made its debut in 1970 and over four generations the luxury SUV has established itself as a design reference, representing the ultimate in all-terrain capability.

To launch the series, Norwegian photographer Jonas set out to capture the dramatic landscape of his home country. Range Rover’s intelligent technology, Terrain Response 2, enabled him to reach superior vantage points off the beaten track. It automatically selects one of its individual driving modes to suit the terrain and optimises the vehicle’s settings for all conditions and surfaces.

Jonas and his crew began their journey in the distinctly modern urban environment of Oslo, where they explored some of the city’s award-winning, innovative architecture. They then travelled northwest through the Dovre mountains via the epic switchback roads of the Trollstigen. 

They also visited the snow-covered plateaus and vast fjords of Geiranger as well as the Art Nouveau-inspired town of Ålesund. The entire expedition was completed in a production Range Rover TDV6 Autobiography, which transported Jonas, his crew and all their equipment. The Range Rover is the epitome of luxury, with clean lines echoing the modern architecture of Oslo and the unique capability that allows it to take such an expedition in its stride.

Jonas’s work has featured in the likes of Newsweek, The Sunday Times Magazine and National Geographic. He is known for his explorations of remote living as well as for capturing the beauty of nature, making him the perfect photographer of Norway’s spectacular landscapes.

I spend my entire life chasing that perfect picture, but part of the joy of it is in that hunt. Photography is for me a language, a way in which I can express myself, and it has become a way in which I see the world. I love trips I can do entirely by driving. When I’m on the road I can stop anywhere and capture an opportunity in an instant. The Range Rover was the perfect partner for me in that respect.

JONAS BENDIKSEN
WORLD-RENOWNED MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHER

Norway is made up of more than 50,000 islands and has an 83,000km (51,000-mile) coastline of fjords, bays and inlets. Few places in Europe have a lower population density, so remote living is ingrained in the national psyche. Yet it is also home to some of the world’s most dramatic modern architecture, resulting in a breathtaking contrast between vivid remote and urban environments.

Further locations for the Ultimate Vistas series will include the USA and China.