Unspoiled, an alpine forest in winter with fresh snow

A landscape photograph in colour, featuring a meadow and alpine forest in winter with a fresh coat of virgin snow. Mountain peaks rise above the fog.

Orsières, Switzerland
January, 2013
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8

Camera settings

ƒ/9, 1/500s, ISO 160 and 15mm

Size original

7067 x 4716 pixels


Trees with a dusting of fresh snow are gorgeous. Therefore, mountain landscapes of alpine forests in winter are the most compelling after new snow has fallen. This photograph is a good example. It snowed just before it was taken. The late afternoon sun sheds light on the meadow and trees and fog rises from the valley behind the forest. The mountains of the Mont Blanc Massif are amongst the highest in the Alps. Their peaks still manage to show above the rising fog as a result.

The view captured in this winter landscape photograph, titled “Unspoiled”, is a view from a higher altitude near Le Chapelet in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The photos titled Majestically Rising and Come Fly with Me were taken at the same location in Le Chapelet. Both these mountain landscape photographs show a bit more of the Mont Blanc Massif.

Interested to see more? Please visit our Winter & Snow photography theme. This theme showcases many more landscapes with mountains and alpine forests in winter from all over the world. Or, check out our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio for more photographs from Switzerland in general. Lastly, consider having a look at our Forest & Trees landscape photography theme.

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1 comment for Unspoiled, an alpine forest in winter with fresh snow

  1. Sonja van Elst

    A refreshing winter landscape! Nice light.

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