Question 382: We sometimes take pictures of the landscape during our school trips. We send these pictures to the multimedia department at the school at the request of the department. Is this permissible or not?
Answer: There is nothing wrong with photographing inanimate beings such as landscapes including mountains, trees, rivers, seas, etc. As it is not prohibited.
With regard to photographing the animate beings such as humans, animals, birds, insects and the other things that have a soul, it is not permissible. Islaam sternly prohibits and warns against this act which will result in their being cursed and thrown in Hellfire... read more here.