While it’s probably not well known in the nether regions of the world, certainly South Africans are keenly aware of the scenic splendour of the Mountain Kingdom, yet no series of photographs can compare with the magnificence of this country when you travel its great plains and soaring peaks. There is a great serenity about the landscape as well as those who live there, and the big vistas and big mountains, the seemingly endless plains and spectacular rivers, make this the ultimate Big Sky Country.

Pride and humility are usually mutually exclusive bedfellows, yet, as you saunter through the villages in the hinterland beyond the capital Maseru, the decency of Lesotho’s citizens and the pride they have in their environment is palpably evident.