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Cloud above horizon: A cloud above the horizon short before the rising solar eclipse on 31 May 2003 — Minolta X-700, 6.3/500mm reflecting tele, Fujichrome Provia 100F, Bachtel, Zürcher Oberland, 31 May 2003

St. Gallen

Butterfly: A butterfly drinking nectar from a blossom (Fujichrome Sensia 400, Nikon F100, AF Micro Nikkor 2.8/105mm, August 2003)

Butterfly: A hummingbird-like butterfly. It's fascinating to observe them drinking nectar from a blossom. Interesting that two totally different species (insect and bird) have the same eating behaviour. (Fujichrome Sensia 400, Nikon F100, AF Micro Nikkor 2.8/105mm, August 2003)

Spider: A spider on my balcony in the morning Sun (Fujichrome Astia, Minolta X-700, Elicar 90mm macro lens, Rapperswil, July 2003)

Butterfly: A butterfly on my balcony (Fujichrome Velvia, Minolta X-700, Elicar 90mm macro lens, Rapperswil/SG, July 2003)

Solar Eclipses

Partial Solar Eclipse 2003: Sunrise with a partial solar eclipse of 31 May 2003. Shot from the Bachtel tower by Albina Gees — Minolta XD-7, 135mm, Fujichrome Astia, Bachtel, Zürcher Oberland, 31 May 2003

Partial Solar Eclipse 2003: Partial solar eclipse at sunrise on 31 May 2003, shot from Bachtel Tower in Zurcher Oberland — 6.3/500mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 1/500s, no filter

France

Signal pole in Banyuls: A light pole in the harbour of Banyuls sur Meer — Nikon F100, Fujichrome Astia, October 2003

Banyuls sur Mer: The small city Banyuls sur Mer in the light of the rising sun — Nikon F100, October 2003

Kayaks in Banyuls: Kayaks in the harbour of Banyuls sur Meer — Nikon F100, 24mm lens, Fujichrome Astia, October 2003

Miscellaneous Aerial Photos

Pyrenees: Mountain summits of the Pyrenees between Spain and France in the light of the settigs sun. I took that picture while flyng home from the Canary islands. — Nikon F100, September 2003

Strait of Gibraltar: Aerial view on the narrow Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa. Spain is at the bottom, Morocco at the top. On the left is Ceuta and on the right Tarifa. A few years later I went there for whale watching. I took that picture while flyng home from the Canary islands. — Nikon F100, September 2003

Pyrenees: Clouds above the Pyrenees between Spain and France in the light of the settigs sun. I took that picture while flyng home from the Canary islands. — Nikon F100, September 2003

Pyrenees: Clouds above the Pyrenees between Spain and France in the light of the settigs sun. I took that picture while flyng home from the Canary islands. — Nikon F100, September 2003

El Hierro, Canary Islands

Silverline on Horizon: On the ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, September 2003)

Fog Sea:

Pyrenees: Sunset above the Pyrenees (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor 3.5/35-105mm zoom lens, September 2003)

House with Balcony: Corner of an appartment building at La Restinga in the evening sun. This image is slightly retouched: in the lower left corner I removed a shadow of an electric wire. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor MF 1.2/50mm AI-S, El Hierro, September 2003)

Church: The little church of La Frontera. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor MF 1.2/50mm AI-S, El Hierro, September 2003)

Spray: The little village La Restinga on the southern end of El Hierro. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor MF 1.2/50mm AI-S lens, El Hierro, September 2003)

Fog Cover:

Pyrenees: Sunset above the Pyrenees (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor 3.5/35-105mm zoom lens, September 2003)

Strait of Gibraltar: Gibraltar - the African / Spanish conjunction (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor 3.5/35-105mm zoom lens, September 2003)

Mirador de la Peña:

Pine Forest:

La Restinga: View from our apartment's balcony at La Restinga. What you don't see are the many building sites around in the small village. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, El Hierro, September 2003)

La Restinga: View from our apartment's balcony at La Restinga. What you don't see are the many building sites around in the small village. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, El Hierro, September 2003)

Pyrenees: Sunset above the Pyrenees (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor 3.5/35-105mm zoom lens, September 2003)

Mirador de Las Playas:

Sunset: Sunset from the ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, September 2003)

Serpentines: Serpentines climbing up El Sabinar through fields of lava. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor MF 1.2/50mm AI-S, El Hierro, September 2003)

Lighthouse: The lighthouse Faro de Orchilla. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor MF 1.2/50mm, El Hierro, September 2003)

Dry Forest:

Slope:

Trees on Mountainridge:

Landscape with Fog Cloud: Welcome to Mordor. The fog is coming over the hills. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, El Hierro, September 2003)

Ships: On the ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, September 2003)

Dry Forest:

Wafts of Mist:

Great view: Los Llanillos seen from La Frontera. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor MF 1.2/50mm AI-S, El Hierro, September 2003)

El Golfo: Looking towards the village Las Puntas and the rocks Roques de Salmor. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor MF 1.2/50mm AI-S, El Hierro, September 2003)

Fields:

Dry Bushes:

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Waves: Waves at Playa de Janubio. On windy days here are the most beautiful waves of Lanzarote. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, Lanzarote, November 2003)

Las Salinas del Rio after a 2h hike. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Lanzarote, November 2003:

Sunset: The Sun setting behind the waves chrushing on the beach of Playa de Janubio. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, Lanzarote, November 2003)

Isla Graciosa: View from a point a few hundred meters left of Mirador del Rio. (Fujichrome 100F, Lanzarote, November 2003)

Surge: Waves chrushing on the beach of Playa de Janubio. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, Lanzarote, November 2003)

Surf: Waves chrushing on the rough lava rocks of Playa de Janubio. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, Lanzarote, November 2003)

La Geria: The vineyard at La Geria. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Lanzarote, November 2003)

Spray:

Surf:

Temple Hall Wreck: The rusty ship wrek of the vessel "Temple Hall" in the light of the setting sun. It lies in the industry zone between Arrecife and Costa Teguise. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, 1.8/85mm lens, Lanzarote, November 2003)

Las Salinas del Rio: Seen from a point a few hundred meters left of Mirador del Rio. These salinas are abadoned and no longer used. (Fujichrome Provia 100F, Nikon F100, Nikkor ED AF-S 2.8/80-200mm, Lanzarote, November 2003)

Ballon Ride Zurich Highlands

Mönchaltorf: Nearby Lake Greifen lies the village Mönchaltorf in the Zurich highlands. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Lake Pfäffikon: Lake Pfäffikon with Pfäffikon/ZH on the left hand side and the lido Strandbad Auslikon on the right hand side. The village Seegräben with the now famous Juckerfarm is visible in the foreground. On the hills in the background lies the village Hittnau. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Iserig-Hof: The farmhouse and shop Iserig-Hof nearby the villages Egg and Mönchaltorf. The road is Iserig Strasse. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Farmhouses: The farmhouses "Im Chislig" (left) and "Im Heiwinkel" (right). The trees in the middle of the image are on the shore of the small creek Mönchaltorfer Aa which flows into Lake Greifen. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Lake Zurich and the Alps: View from a hot air balloon with Heissluft Ballonclub Zürichsee above the highlands of canton Zurich. Here's the Lake Zurich with the ferries between Horgen and Meilen. In the background rising from the mist are the Swiss Alps. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Gravel Pit Bäretswil: Yet another gravel pit. This time nearby the village Bäretswil. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Forest with snow: View from a hot air ballon to a farm house in a snow-covered forest, somewhere in the area of the Töss valley. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Bachtel, Lake Zurich and the Alps: View from a hot air ballon. The hill in the foreground is the Bachte. Behind you can see Lake Zurich and the dam between Rapperswil and Pfäffikon/SZ. The two islands are Lützelau and Ufenau. On the horizon the Swiss Alps. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Forest at Guldenen: The forest nearby Guldenen (Forch) with early snow as seen from a rising hot air balloon with Heissluft Ballonclub Zürichsee. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Upper Wetzikon: The district in upper Wetzikon where my parents and my sister lived. My mother didn't know that we were in a hot air balloon. I called her on the mobile phone and told her to step out and look for a hot air ballon. If you see a white dot on a terrace, that's her waving a blanket. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

KEZO Hinwil: The waste incineration plant KEZO (Kehrichtverbrennungsanlage Zürcher Oberland) at Hinwil. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Swiss Alps: View from a hot air ballon above Töss valley towards Swiss Alps.

Gravel Pit Gossau: The gravel pit nearby the village Gossau/ZH on the right hand side. On the upper edge of the image one sees the village Grüt. — Minolta XD-7, 26 October 2003

Banyuls sur Mer

Sea slug: This nudibranch (Cratena peregrina) is sitting on a red sponge. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Banyuls sur Mer, Frankreich, Oktober 2003

Red Coral: A red coral with white polyps. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma flash / Banyuls sur Mer, France, October 2003

Fish: At one time the water extraordinary clear ... usually the visibility was about 1-3 meters, probably due to the many marine biology students taking dive courses at the same time and sitting on the ground. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Banyuls sur Mer, France, Oktober 2003

Fish: This could be a kind of goby but I'm not sure. — Nikon Coolpix 990, f=19mm, 1/120s, f/7.9, ISO 100, Banyuls sur Mer, France, 3. October 2003

Sea Urchin: A purple sea urchin. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma flash, Banyuls sur Mer, France, September 2003

Leopard Snail: A leopard snail (Peltodoris atromaculata) on coloured sponges and agae. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Subtronic Gamma flash / Banyuls sur Mer, France, October 2003

Longstriped Blenny: A longstriped blenny (Parablennius rouxi) — Nikon Coolpix 990, f=19mm, 1/120s, f/7.9, ISO 100, Banyuls sur Mer, France, 3. October 2003

Rainbow Wrasse: A mediterranean rainbow wrasse (Coris julis) is nibbling algae from the ground. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Banyuls sur Mer, France, 30. September 2003

Anemone with Ghost Crab: An anemone with many little soaring shrimps. Later a friend of mine discovered a very well hidden ghost crab on the left side of the anemone. — Nikon Coolpix 990, Banyuls sur Mer, Mediterranean Sea, France, September 2003

White Gorgony: Polyps of a white gorony. Detail shot using a binocular in the labatory — Nikon Coolpix 990, Banyuls sur Mer, France, October 2003

Scorpionfish: A beautiful scorpionfish. Flashed from the side it looks very vividly. — Nikon Coolpix 990, wideangle lens, Banyuls sur Mer, Mediterranean Sea, France, 30 September 2003. Nikon E990, 1/119 s, F/8.2, 12.8 mm, ISO 100, Tuesday, September 30, 2003 15:22:35

El Hierro

Moray Eel: Another moray eel where one can see its teeth. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 7 September 2003. Nikon E990, 1/125 s, F/7.8, 23.4 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, September 7, 2003 11:00:37

Moray Eel: Close-up of a moray eel with the four nostril tubes. The dimples around the mouth could be sensors. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 7 September 2003. Nikon E990, 1/125 s, F/7.8, 23.4 mm, ISO 100, Sunday, September 7, 2003 10:59:29

Pufferfish: Fugu wants to sleep. — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Jellyfish with Plancton: A jellyfish with a lot of plancton around. The placton appears as airy disk because the f-stop was very small. On the flagella one can see rainbow colours. — Cuevas de Diablo, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 7 September 2003

Cave: Lightbeams inside a cave close to the shore. — Cuevas de Camerones, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Sea Anemone: At night the sea anemone are blooming all around in the harbour. — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Devils Cave: A diver in the devil's cave, one of the most beautiful dive spots around La Restinga. — Cuevas de Diablo, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 7 September 2003

Breams with Trumpet Fish: Breams with six dark stripes and lot of brown trumpet fish. — Playa Herradura, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 6 September 2003

Grouper: A big curious grouper which likes being photographed. — Desierto, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 5 September 2003

Trumpet Fish: A canyon full of trumpet fish. — Cuevas de Camerones, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Günter and Grouper: Günter, our dive guide from Fan Diving Hierro is taking a picture of a big grouper. — Desierto, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 5 September 2003

Marine Biologists: Two marine biologists at work, digging in the sand, searching for little animals. — Desierto, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 5 September 2003

Two-banded breams: A swarm of two-banded breams (Diplodus vulgaris), escaping from the divers. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Underwater Landscape: A pretty volcano underwater landscape with wall and clear water at the rock neede of El Bajon. In reality it looked much better. I didn't have a fisheye lens at that time. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Scorpionfish: A little scorpionfish. Sometimes there were that many that one had to look carefully where to touch the rock. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Grouper: Again the big curious grouper which likes being photographed. — Desierto, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 5 September 2003

Grouper: Deep look into the throat of a big greenish grouper. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 7 September 2003

Underwater Landscape: A pretty volcano underwater landscape with wall and clear water at the rock neede of El Bajon. In reality it looked much better. I didn't have a fisheye lens at that time. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Grouper: Cuckoo! Again a grouper who likes cameramen taking pictures. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Flat crab with sea urchin: A flat crab and in the background a black sea urchin. — Cuevas de Diablo, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 7 September 2003

Underwater Landscape: Underwater landscape with many fish. — Playa Herradura, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 9 September 2003

Wide-eyed Flounder: Where is the fish? This is a well carmouflaged wide-eyed flounder (Bothus podas) on the sand. — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Fish: A sleeping fish. — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Parrot Fish: A parrot fish nibbling on algae. — Nikon Coolpix 990, La Restinga, El Hierro, Canary Islands, September 2003

Günter with Octopus: Günter our dive guide from Fan Diving Hierro is playing with an octopus during a night dive. — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Moray Eel: A moray eel with a fresh wound. It probably had a fight recently. — Desierto, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 5 September 2003

Algae: Underwater landscape with a kind of fern like algae in the foreground. How are they called? — Cuevas de Camerones, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Stenorhynchus seticornis: An arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis). — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Arrow Crab: Arrow crabs (Stenorhynchus seticornis) in an opening in the harbour wall. — Nikon Coolpix 990, La Restinga, El Hierro, Canary Islands, September 2003

Sand Eels: A sandy patch on the ground full of sand eels. They are very shy. Once one gets too close they draw back into their tubes. — Desierto, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 5 September 2003

Moray Eel: A big brown moray eel. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Underwater Landscape: A pretty volcano underwater landscape with wall and clear water at the rock neede of El Bajon. In reality it looked much better. I didn't have a fisheye lens at that time. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Trumpet Fish: There are many trumpet fish around El Hierro. What I didn't know that time that they are also capable of changing their colour within fractions of a second. — Desierto, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 5 September 2003

Slipper Lobster: A mediterranean slipper lobster (Scyllarides latus). — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Underwater Landscape: Again the impressive underwater landscape of El Bajon, a rock needle in the ocean. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Safety Stop: Safety stop while ascending to the zodiac after a wonderful dive. — Cuevas de Camerones, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Sea Hare: The spotted sea hare (Aplysia dactylomela) is a large nudibranch. There are also black ones but they were not good for taking pictures. — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Underwater Landscape: Underwater landscape with diver in the background. — El Bajon, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Canyon with Trumpet Fish: A canyon full with trumpet fish. I've never seen that many trumpet fish on the same place. — Cuevas de Camerones, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Octopus: An octopus close to the harbour wall during night dive. — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Ray Eye: Who is looking at you out of the sand? Raymond the ray. — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Tube-dwelling Anemone: One of the few tube-dwelling anemones around El Hierre. Here a white coloured example. — Playa Herradura, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 6 September 2003

Swimming Crab: A swimming crab (Portunidae) a few seconds before it digged itself into the sand. — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Arrow Crab: An arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis) is nibbling on something. — Cuevas de Diablo, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 7 September 2003

File Fish: This is a file fish. — Nikon Coolpix 990, La Restinga, El Hierro, Canary Islands, September 2003

Fire Worm: A fire worm. As the name might suggest, it is not a good idea to touch them. — Desierto, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 5 September 2003

Sea Star: A red sea star on a rock covered with yellow sponges. — Cuevas de Diablo, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 7 September 2003

Octopus: Looks a bit dazzled the poor octopus. — La Restinga harbour, El Hierro, Canary Islands, 8 September 2003

Group of groupers: A swarm of groupers is passing by. — Nikon Coolpix 990, La Restinga, El Hierro, Canary Islands, September 2003

Lake Night Festival Rapperswil 2003

Seenachtsfest Rapperswil 2003: Fireworks at the 'Seenachtsfest Rapperswil' shot from the dam — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm wideangle lens at about f/4, a few seconds exposure time, 9 August 2003

Seenachtsfest Rapperswil 2003: Fireworks at the 'Seenachtsfest Rapperswil' shot from the dam — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm wideangle lens at about f/4, a few seconds exposure time, 9 August 2003

Seenachtsfest Rapperswil 2003: Fireworks at the 'Seenachtsfest Rapperswil' shot from the dam — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm wideangle lens at about f/4, a few seconds exposure time, 9 August 2003

Seenachtsfest Rapperswil 2003: Fireworks at the 'Seenachtsfest Rapperswil' shot from the dam — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm wideangle lens at about f/4, a few seconds exposure time, 9 August 2003

Seenachtsfest Rapperswil 2003: Fireworks at the 'Seenachtsfest Rapperswil' shot from the dam — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm wideangle lens at about f/4, a few seconds exposure time, 9 August 2003

Seenachtsfest Rapperswil 2003: Fireworks at the 'Seenachtsfest Rapperswil' shot from the dam — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm wideangle lens at about f/4, a few seconds exposure time, 9 August 2003

Seenachtsfest Rapperswil 2003: Fireworks at the 'Seenachtsfest Rapperswil' shot from the dam — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm wideangle lens at about f/4, a few seconds exposure time, 9 August 2003

Seenachtsfest Rapperswil 2003: Fireworks at the 'Seenachtsfest Rapperswil' shot from the dam — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm wideangle lens at about f/4, a few seconds exposure time, 9 August 2003

Seenachtsfest Rapperswil 2003: Fireworks at the 'Seenachtsfest Rapperswil' shot from the dam — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm wideangle lens at about f/4, a few seconds exposure time, 9 August 2003

Seenachtsfest Rapperswil 2003: Fireworks at the 'Seenachtsfest Rapperswil' shot from the dam — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm wideangle lens at about f/4, a few seconds exposure time, 9 August 2003

Sunset: Sunset at Seenachtsfest 2003 shot from the dam across Lake Zurich from Pfäffikon SZ to Rapperswil. — Minolta XD7, Fujichrome Velvia, 24mm Wideangle at f/4, Rapperswil 9. August 2003

Flight East & Central Switzerland

Stansstad: Stansstad, the connection between Lake Lucerne and Lake Alpnach. Shot from an airplane — 31 May 2003, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 85mm telephoto lens

Crop circle man: A crop circle man in a field nearby Sargans. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Weisshorn: Mount Weisshorn nearby Arosa. In the year 2001 there was held an astronomy week in Arosa. Many hobby astronomers took their telescope onto the Swisscom platform on the left hand side. I took my heavy 30cm f/4 Newtonian with me. The sight of the Cirrus nebula and Northamerica nebula in constellation Cygnus with O-III filter was breathtaking. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Parpan Rothorn: Top station on the summit of Mount Parpan Rothorn. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Lake Seelisberg: A little lake on Seelisberg. Shot from an airplane — 31 May 2003, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 85mm telephoto lens

Mountains: Grison mountains with clouds — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Cemetary of Monastery Einsiedeln: The cemetary nearby the monastery of Einsiedeln. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Train Station Chur: Aerial view of train station in Chur. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Arosa Rothorn: The summit of Mount Arosa Rothorn. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Wind Energy on Oberalp Pass: The wind energy power plant Gütsch/Andermatt of EW Ursern is the highest of its kind world wide. The diameter of the rotors is 51.5m and it produces 800 kW. More information see Suisse Éole. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Debris flow at Rueun: The debris flow that hit the small village Rueun in the Grisons in November 2002. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Quinten at Lake Walen: The small village Quinten at Lake Walen is only reachable by hiking or by ship. This is the village center with the jetty. In the center of the image one can see the Restaurant Seehus — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Laui at Quinten: A little bit west of Quinten towards Weesen lies a group of houses called Laui. The prominent house in the foreground is the Kublihaus. It was taken over in the year 1808 by Johann Melchior Kubli. He was born in 1750 in Netstal/GL and was 1782 transcript writer in the process against Anna Göldi, the last executed which in Europe. Because he tried to defend her, e had to leave canton Glarus in 1808 and moved to Quinten. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Kapell Bridge: The famous Kapell Bridge at Lucerne across the river Reuss. Downstream nearby is the small Rathaus Bridge. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Arosa: Once it was a village, now it's more like a city. Aerial view of Arosa. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Tamins/Reichenau: At the two villages Tamins and Reichenau the rivers Hinterrhein and Vorderrehin are merging to the river Rhein. On the upper part of the image one can see EMS Chemie, which belongs to Swiss SVP politician Blocher. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Weesen: Aerial view of the village Weesen at Lake Walen. Here is the harbour and the fountain. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Medergen: Light and shadows at the small village Medergen, It lies above Langwies in Plessur valley on the way from Arosa to Chur. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Lake Cauma: The beautiful Lake Caume lies inmidst a forest close to Flims. In the summer time it is a popular place for swimming. Diving is only possible with permission. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Post Square Chur: Aerial view of the post square in Chur with the double roundabout. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Grand Casino Luzern: The Grand Casino in Lucerne on the shore of Lake Lucerne. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Mountains: Mountains near the Gotthard massif Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fuji Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Mudslide at Schlans: In November 2002 a giant mudslide nearly missed the small village Schlans in the Swiss Alps in canton Grisons. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Rhein: The river Hinterrhein with the village Rhäzuns. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Oberalp Pass: Serpentines of the Oberalp Pass road. The buildings belong to Andermatt on the Gotthard Pass. Shot from an airplane — 31 May 2003, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 85mm telephoto lens

Mountain: A mountain on our way from Lake Lucerne to the Gotthard. — Minolta X-700, 85mm Lens, Fuji Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Lido Würzenbach: The Lido nearby the traffic museum across from Lucern on the other side of the Lake Lucerne. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Top station Tgom: The cable car top station and transmission tower on the Alp Tgom above the village Sedrun. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Lai da Laus: The mountain lake "Lai da Laus" on the Alp da Laus lies in the Surselva between the villages Disentis and Sumvitg — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Etzel: The restaurant on the summit of Mount Etzel. I have seen it many many times from my flat in Rapperswil, but never been there. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

KKL and Train Station Luzern: In the foreground the famous KKL (culture and congress center Lucerne) and the train station. The river Reuss exits Lake Lucerne here. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Obermutten: The small mountain village Obermutten lies inmidst a sunny meadow in the canton Grisons, above the Albula Pass. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Lenzerheide: Clouds are reflecting on the surface of Lake Lenzerheide. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003