24/10/2012 12:26 BST | Updated 24/10/2012 12:32 BST

Dan Arkle's Panoramic Pictures Of Ben Nevis And Monte Rosa Look Like Little Planets

These panoramic pictures whirled dizzyingly into spheres give the impression of little planets.

The out-of-this world pictures were taken by Dan Arkle who wanted to create images that looked as if they were taken from the top of the world.

He said: "I tried using conventional photography to capture this feeling, but even with a wide angle lens I couldn't get all the view in the image.

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Dizzying: Dan Arkle spends a minimum of 10 hours perfecting each picture

"I then tried stitching photos together to create long panoramas. This captured the skyline well, but made everything look far away, so the viewer didn't feel part of the picture.

"One of the most difficult parts of making them is to find the right spot and compose the image in your mind.”

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Arkle's vertigo-inducing images give a new perspective of the world

Arkle admits he spends ten hours or more getting each image looking just perfect, and is pleased with the reaction to them – which tends to be ‘how is it possible?’

The 34-year-old from Sheffield added: "My favourite is the Ben Nevis one. I had just done an ice climb on the north face, and reached the top as the sun was starting to set. I had climbed the mountain several times before but had always got to the top in mist and fog, so I had never seen the view. "