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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

You don't need to climb a mountain to know that it's high.

Paulo Coelho

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

T.S. Eliot
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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

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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.. :~)

Matterhorn #19/26

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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

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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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The palace was built several meters below the surface in the glacier. On this particular picture you can see the second part of the entrance tunnel, which has blue back lighting.

Ice Palace #3/20

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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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This photograph is taken at the same moment as the second picture above, just the Matterhorn peak is zoomed a little bit to give you an idea how hard it must be to climb this holy of “holies” …

Matterhorn #3/26

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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