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This photo was snapped from a hill that I conquered after a half-hour hike. I know this photo is nothing special, but I have to include it just for the sake of my memories. Every now end then I think of the deep snow and the slow approach towards the[...]

Matterhorn #11/26

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I really love nature and photography and when I have a bit of luck one photo can make me happy for weeks and months. This lovely bird is pretty much the case and it has been nesting on my desktop as a wallpaper for a while..

Other Photos #1/10

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

T.S. Eliot
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A view from Klein Matterhorn to the Italian valley – Testa Grigia (3480m) the end station of the cable car from Cervinia. You can see Mont Blanc on the horizon a little bit to the left from the middle. To be able to spot Mt. Blanc a bit easier you[...]

Surrounding Mountains #14/28

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare
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On this picture you can see the tunnel from the inner side. The first part is not as nice as it could be, but when you get lower towards the blue light the nice things arise.

Ice Palace #2/20

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The walls and the ceiling look tremendous and the whole place has beautiful atmosphere. It is also pretty cold inside. From the outside, the entrance, it did not look fancy. One would never think what treasures are hidden inside!

Ice Palace #4/20

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein
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When I am looking at this photo I still feel the light morning wind that was blowing at the time I was taking this photograph. It was half past seven AM, around -1°C and the orange sunshine was cutting the mountain’s top…

Matterhorn #1/26

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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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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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I took the pictures for this panorama around 6:30am with long exposures. It was snowing over night so I felt the photos might have a ‘polar’ feel..

Panoramas #6/6

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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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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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On this picture you can see a typical image of a very strong WEST wind. The cable-cars and chairlifts were closed with only one T-lift open in the Matterhorn glacier paradise.

Matterhorn #14/26

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Many 4k peaks on this one – from the left: Weisshorn (4506m) – Dom (4545m) & Taschorn (4491m) – Alphubel (4206m) – Allalinhorn (4027m) – Rimpfischhorn (4199m) – Strahlhorn (4190m) + part of Monte Rosa

Panoramas #2/6

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The tram that connects Furi-Trockner Steg & Trockner Steg-K.Matterhorn. Holds more than 100 people, travels 10m per second and is huge! Here we can see one departing from Trockner Steg station towards Klein Matterhorn.

Other Photos #5/10