Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but look what they can do when they stick together.

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This photograph might give you an idea how the Gornergrat (on the right) is situated. It is also connected with Hohtälli via cable car. On the photo you can also see a little black box between the two stations – that is Stockhorn.

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Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.

Gary Snyder
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This picture makes me happy mainly because of the Matterhorn model in the foreground. This silhouette made of snow looks pretty much like the real Matterhorn in the background! Impressive…

Matterhorn #22/26

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A similar view as the #10 photo. This time you can see the Jungfrau region far in the middle on the horizon very clearly. This picture was taken in mid-February although it looks like in early November ~ global warming is no joke!

Surrounding Mountains #11/28

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The beautiful orange view of the Matterhorn peak, that was viewable only for a short time during the early mornings was so fascinating, that I had to take more and more photos!

Matterhorn #5/26

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Here we had another beautiful morning, giving us a unique view of Matterhorn. It’s no wonder that this peak is considered to be one of the most gorgeous ones on earth!

Matterhorn #2/26

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It took me around two hours to satisfy my photo-appetite in this beautiful ice palace! All photographs were taken without flash and with long exposures. This makes the ice glow as you can see on this stalagmite.

Ice Palace #15/20

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Their intention was to have various ambient light color in different sections of the ice cave. I think in the end it was a good idea and makes the palace charming!

Ice Palace #19/20

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I took this one during the afternoon. The funny thing is that I saw a very similar photo on a postcard down in a Zermatt shop. I guess we both intended to have a larch on the foreground :~) …

Matterhorn #4/26

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A typical local inhabitant living in the Matterhorn surroundings. Usually you can see their foot (hoof) prints but rarely the animal.. :~) (Shot at 300mm effective focal length.)

Other Photos #2/10

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Here we have the first photograph from the cabin of the cable car. This thrilling view is available every day to everyone traveling to the Matterhorn glacier paradise.. :~)

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The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir