On the occasion of today’s Wold Photography Day I’d like to publish a shot from my favorite photography place: Iceland.
On the occasion of today’s Swiss national holiday I once again like to publish a shot from a beautiful and iconic spot in Switzerland. This year I selected the Oeschinen Lake. It’s located close to Kandersteg in the Bernese Alps. The lake belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.
Today I’m adding another location that looks like from another country but is from Switzerland!Continue reading “The Dolomites? – No, Switzerland!”
As big travel is tricky these days, why not taking a closer look on what’s directly around us – or above us …? This red kit is circling since a while above my town. It’s a pretty impressive bird with its 1.50 m wing span and its really nice plumage in particular if the evening sun lightens it up.
Finally we are reaching the most dominant and also highest mountain of the Alps: The Mont Blanc (Dominance 2’812 km – Height 4’810 m). It is located in the French Alps and belongs to the so called Graian Alps. The shot above and the one below show the north-west side.Continue reading “The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #1 – Mont Blanc”
The Piz Bernina (Dominance 138 km – Height 4’049 m) is my favorite mountain and the second most dominant of the Alps. It is located in the canton Graubünden and from the top 10 dominant mountains of the Alps the most eastern. It is actually the only mountain of the eastern Alps reaching 4’000 m.Continue reading “The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #2 – Piz Bernina”
Now we are getting to the top 3 most dominant mountains of the Alps: The Barre des Écrins (Dominance 107 km – Height 4’102 m) is the third most dominant and from the top 10 the most southerly peak. It is located in France and belongs to the Dauphiné Alps.Continue reading “The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #3 – Barre des Écrins”
The Dufourspitze (Dominance 78 km – Height 4’634 m) in the canton Valais is the highest summit in Switzerland and belongs to the Monte-Rosa-Massif which is located along the Swiss-Italian border. (This is why the Dom is the highest mountain entirely on Swiss territory.)Continue reading “The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #4 – Dufourspitze”
Welcome back to my posts about the most dominant mountains of the Alps: The Finsteraarhorn (Dominance 52 km – Height 4’274 m) is the highest mountain of the Bernese Alps and one of my favorite mountains (next to the Piz Bernina which I will feature in a later post …). It looks like a shark fin and given its dominance one can see if from various sides.Continue reading “The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #5 – Finsteraarhorn”
The Gran Paradiso (Dominance 45 km – Height 4’061 m) is located in the Aosta Valley and belongs to the Graian Alps. It is the highest mountain that is entirely on Italian territory.Continue reading “The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #6 – Gran Paradiso”