The Wall, a larch tree forest with snow in the Swiss Alps

An alpine landscape photograph in black & white, featuring a larch tree forest with snow, the Swiss mountain La Tsavre and a big cloud of rising fog.

La Fouly, Valais, Switzerland
January, 2013
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Camera settings

ƒ/9, 1/500s, ISO 100 and 27mm

Size original

6068 x 4045 pixels


A larch tree forest with snow is at least as beautiful as in autumn, with their golden fall colours. The dark bark and bare tree branches of the larch trees stand out against snow in a very distinct way. This alpine mountain landscape in black & white, titled “The Wall”, is a great example. The thin layer of fresh snow on the branches of the larch trees in the setting with snow and rising fog makes the trees really stand out.

This winter landscape was photographed near La Fouly in the Alps of the Swiss canton of Valais. La Fouly is a small town in the beautiful Val Ferret valley in the south of Switzerland. The scene caught the eye because of the impressive wall of rising fog behind the larch tree forest. Hence the title. The name of the mountain in the back is La Tsavre.

Want to see more winter photographs that include a larch tree forest with snow? Have a look at the photo titled Standing Tall. That one was captured very close to this location.

Check out our Winter & Snow photography theme for more winter landscapes featuring a larch tree forest with snow or similar. Alternatively, visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more photographs in black & white. Lastly, check out our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio for more photos from Switzerland in general.

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1 comment for The Wall, a larch tree forest with snow in the Swiss Alps

  1. John Moore

    A wall indeed. Very nice. Would love to purchase a square version of this showing the left side only. Would that be possible?

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Of course John! Will follow up by mail 🙂

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