High above the Clouds, three Swiss mountain peaks

Black & white landscape photograph of three Swiss mountain peaks called Dom, Nadelhorn, and Täschhorn, lit by morning light high above a layer of clouds

Betten, Valais, Switzerland
July, 2012
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/200s, ISO 100 and 165mm

Size original

7360 x 3680 pixels


This mountain landscape photograph is titled “High above the Clouds”. The Swiss mountain peaks in the photo are Dom, Nadelhorn, and Täschhorn and lie near the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais in the southern part of Switzerland. All three mountains have a height of more than 4,300 metres (14,000 ft). With that, they are amongst the highest mountain peaks in Switzerland and Europe. The canton of Valais is a great region for hiking, ski touring as well as for mountain landscape photography.

High above the Clouds was captured just after sunrise from a mountain peak located in a different mountain valley. A band of clouds covered most of the valley below these peaks. The early morning light is warming the snow-covered mountain peaks sideways.

For more photographs of Swiss mountain peaks, make sure to visit our Mountains & Hills landscape photography theme. You will find mountain landscapes from both Switzerland and the rest of the world there. Have a look at the photograph titled Enjoy the Silence, for example. Alternatively, visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more photographs in black & white. To close, consider having a look at our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio to see more landscape photos taken in Switzerland.

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1 comment for High above the Clouds, three Swiss mountain peaks

  1. Anette Mossbacher

    I love the mountains peeking out behind the clouds. Looks great with depth.

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