The Greina High-Plateau offers an exceptional nature experience! The 1 km wide and 6 km long plateau is linking 3 valleys at around 2’200 m a.s.l.: Lumnezia in the east, Sumvitg in the north and Blenio in the south. No cable car or chair lift gets you there, only your own feet! The shot above shares the view from the east.Continue reading “The Greina High-Plateau: wide, wild, untapped”
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!”
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”
Continuing my series about the most dominant mountains of the Alps: The Combin de Grafeneire (Dominance 26.5 km – Height 4’314 m) is a very special mountain looking like a crown. The plateau with various summits is covered by ice and snow all year. The 10 km long glacier coming down to the north is called Corbassière Glacier.Continue reading “The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #7 – Combin de Grafeneire”
The Dom (Dominance 17 km – Height 4’545 m) is the highest mountain that is completely located in Switzerland. It belongs to the so called Michabel-Group (canton Valais), the 2nd highest mountain range in Switzerland.Continue reading “The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #8 – Dom”
Welcome back to my posts on the most dominant mountains of the Alps. The Matterhon (Dominance 14 km – Height 4’478 m) is a truely dominant one and always looks a bit different when the perspective changes. While it ranks 9 by dominance it ranks 6 by height and for sure it ranks 1 by number of photos taken by tourists from all over the world …Continue reading “The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #9 – Matterhorn”
Over the last two years I realized a project to capture the ten most dominant mountains of the Alps. The map below shows were they are, ranging about 300 km from the Barre des Écrins in the south west to the Piz Bernina in north east.Continue reading “The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #10 – Aletschhorn”
“Around midmorn on whitsun, June 8th of 1783, in clear and calm weather, a black haze of sand appeard to the north of the mountains nearest the farms of the Siða area. The cloud was so extensive that in a short time it had spread over the entire Siða area (…), and so thick that it caused darkness indoors and coated the earth so that tracks could be seen.”*Continue reading “Laki – The brutal Force of Nature”
Iceland’s southern highlands preserve a gem: the area around Landmannalaugar, the largest rhyolite area in Iceland. Surreal, unique and incredibly beautiful.Continue reading “Nature as Painter – Landmannalaugar’s colorful Mountains”
Regular visitors of my website know about my interest for Iceland. Today I’m sharing a few “shots from above” that perfectly fit the theme of my website: structures and shapes!Continue reading “Iceland from above”
Peaceful reflects best the atmosphere on this clear January morning at the Vatnajökull Glacier Lagoon in Iceland when the sunrise turned the peak of Hvannadalshnúkur – the highst mountain in Iceland (2’110 m) – into pink!
It is a really special place there in the southeast of Iceland. The Vestrahorn a 8-11 million years old mountain rises up good 450 meter out of the sea over a black lava sand beach. Continue reading “Vestrahorn – a mystic place in Iceland”
Probably one of the most frequently photographed landscapes in Switzerland. The shot captures good 200 degrees and is composed of 8 shots in landscape format. Continue reading “200° – Panoramic Views in Switzerland”
This is the 4th addition to my little series on panoramic views in Switzerland. On the left the Wetterhorn (3’692m), further to the right the Schreckhorn (4’078m) and on the very right the Eiger (3’967m). Down in the valley of the Bernese Alps: Grindelwald. Continue reading “Bernese Alps – Panoramic Views in Switzerland”
Now that the winter is gone, I’d like to post this sunset from the frozen lake Sils.
Today I’d like to extend my little series about “Panoramic Views in Switzerland” with this shot from a region called Upper Engadine in the Canton Graubünden. On the very left one can see Piz Palü (3’901 m) with its characteristic three peaks, in the middle Piz Bernina with its famous Biancograt (4’049 m, the highest mountain of the eastern Alps) and on the right Piz Roseg 3’937 m).Continue reading “Piz Bernina – Panoramic Views in Switzerland”
Heading towards El Chalten on route 23: For nearly 100 km alongside Lago Viedma this road offers a fantastic panoramic view of two of the most famous mountains of the Andes: Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy. Rarely there are no clouds!Continue reading “Iconic Mountains in Patagonia”
After a good 6 km hike from the Passo Tre Croci (1’805m) I reached Lago di Sorapis on 1’923 m. Its turquoise water is stunning – like a huge turquoise pane of opal glass.Continue reading “Colorful Mountain Lakes in the Dolomites”