Aerial Photos Alps Valais

This album shows aerial pictures of Switzerland made during a scenic flight on 22 October with a Rockwell Commander 114 from Moonlight Air. Start and landing site was air field Triengen. Rough flight path was: Napf, Thun, Sion, Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Interlaken, Thun, Belp, Triengen. Saturday, October 22, 2005, 62 photos.

Napf area: Aerial view on the beautiful Napf area with the green hills and forests. It looks like there are Hobbits dwelling. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Cloud formations: Cloud formations with altocumulus. In the background the Jura massif is visible. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Foothills of the Alps: Somewhere between Napf and Thun. Someone has lit a fire. Maybe there's a barbecue. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Thun with Aare: The city of Thun with the river Aare. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Lake Amsolding: Nearby the city of Thun there are Lake Amsolding (on the left) and Lake Übeschi (on the right). The village in the lower part of the image is Amsoldingen. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Niesen: The mountain named after me, nearby Lake Thun. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Thun: Lake Thun and city of Thun. The river Aare exits the lake here and flows through the capital city Bern towards Lake Biel. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Stockhorn and Gantrisch: That could possibly be Mount Stockhorn with Lake Stocken. Mount Gantrisch is barely visible in the background. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Foothills of the Alps: Aerial view across the foothills of the Swiss Alps. In the very back on the right hand side Lake Geneva is barely visible. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Gantrisch: I presume that's again Mount Gantrisch. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Swiss Alps: Scenic view of the Swiss Alps with mountains in the mist. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Mountain: Summit of a small mountain, of which I don't know its name. Maybe its Mount Turnen and in the background maybe Weissenburg in Simmen valley. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Bernese Alps: Aerial view of the Bernese Alps. Which mountains do you see? — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Plaine Morte: That must be the high snow field "Plaine Morte" and Mount Wildstrubel on the left hand side. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Wildhorn: This is Mount Wildhorn with the small Lake Iffig. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Erosion formations: Formations of erosion near Mount Wildhorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Bernese Alps: Another view of the Bernese Alps. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Plaine Morte: Again the snow covered high plateau "Plaine Morte". — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Sion with airport: The Rhône valley in Valais with the airport of Sion. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Swiss Alps: Mountains of the Swiss Alps in canton Valais. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Cloudy Alps: Mountains inmidst clouds in canton Valais. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Lac de Moiry: This reservoir is called "Lac de Moiry" and lies nearby the village Grimentz (Val d'Anniviers). — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn, Dent Blanche: These five mountains are Grand Cornier (right hand side), Dent Blanche (behind), Matterhorn (in the middle), Gabelhorn (in front of Matterhorn), in the center of the image is the Zinal glacier and on the left side Obergabelhorn (4063m). — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn: The white pyramid on the left hand side is Mount Obergabelhorn and on the right hand side Mount Matterhorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Zinalrothorn: Flying over the ridge of Mount Zinalrothorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Gorner glacier: This is the Gorner glacier with the many crevasses. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn: The famous Mount Matterhorn. We had luck and it was not covered in clouds. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn: Mount Matterhorn with some clouds on the edge. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Fog sea: Looking towards Italy. The city Aosta lies under the thick fog sea. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Ski slope: The top station of a ski lift. There's nobody on the ski slope. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Laghi delle Cime Bianchee: Wow, this small crystal clear lake must be great for diving. But the water might be a bit cold. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn summit: This is the summit of Mount Matterhorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn summit: Flying around the summit of Mount Matterhorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Station Schwarzsee: The cable car middle station at Lake Schwarzsee. The water doesn't look very clear. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Findeln glacier: The Findeln glacier with moraines. On top from the center of the image, left to right: Rimpfischhorn (4199m) and Strahlhorn (4190m). — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Dufourspitze: Mount Difourspitze nearby Zermatt. Left of it in the sunlight you see the Northend. On the right hand side: Lyskamm, Vincentpyramid, Schwarzhorn, Ludwigshöhe and Parrotspitze. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Matterhorn: Mount Matterhorn in back light with clouds. Looks a bit like a giant lemon squeezer. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Cloud on mountain summit: Mountain summit with a cloud. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Cloud on mountain summit: Another mountain summit with a cloud glued to it. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Alps with clouds: Clouds above the mountains of the Swiss Alps. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Stalden: The village Stalden in canton Valais. The bridge on the front is the Merju Bridge, behind is the Illas Bridge. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Mountain summit above clouds: A mountain summit peeps out of a cloud cover. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Mountain: Another mountain with clouds. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Niesen with Lake Thun: Looking towards Lake Thun. On the left is my mountain: Mount Niesen. On the right is Mount Morgenberghorn. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Swiss Alps: Some mountain in Swiss Alps looking out of the clouds. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Jungfrau Summit: The summit of Mount Virgin (Jungfrau) — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Wetterhorn: The summit of Mount Weather (Wetterhorn) — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Jungfrau Summit: The summit of Mount Virgin (Jungfrau) — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Swiss Alps: Another mountain of the Swiss Alps. Do you know its name? — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Mystery Park, Interlaken: Interlaken with air field and the Mystery Park of Erich von Däniken, which is now called Jungfrau Park which is more a playground than all about mysteries of the ancient world. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Thun: Approaching airport Bern-Belp for a stopover. View across Lake Thun with Thun. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Sigriswilgrat: The mountain ridge Sigriswilgrat nearby Lake Thun. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Lake Gerzen: This is Lake Gerzen in the pretty light of the setting sun. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Colorful autumn forest: Flying over an autumn forest with pretty colorful leaves. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Rockwell Commander at Bern Belp: Our airplane, the Rockwell Commander 114B of Moonlight Air at stopover in airport Bern-Belp. The pilot is writing the logbook. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Pilot: The pilot and founder of Moonlight Air. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Pilot: The pilot and founder of Moonlight Air. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Airport Bern Belp: Takeoff from airport Bern-Belp with the Swiss Alps in the background with the prominent mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Alps with sunset: The Swiss Alps in the light of the setting sun. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Sunset: A pretty sunset while flying. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Swiss in the mist: The light is fading and shines on the mist on the ground. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005

Sunset: A pretty sunset while flying. — Nikon D70, AF-S 28-70mm, polarized filter, 22 October 2005