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At the border between Vorarlberg and Tyrol, two westernmost states of Austria, the Ochsental valley is dominated by majestic Piz Buin (3312 m), one of the highest mountains in Silvretta mountain range, located on the border with Switzerland.
Glaciers on Piz Buin’s northern slopes, Ochsentaler Gletscher (on the photograph, it’s covered mostly by the green slope in foreground) and Vermuntgletscher (shown as a very smooth, snow covered area near the center of the photograph), give birth to Ill, one of the main rivers of Vorarlberg, which is captured here as a narrow brook finding its way through scree-filled bed, and between the lovely azalea shrubs.
28th June 2007, Canon EOS 300X, Sigma 28-135mm. Post-processing: sharpening, gradient, blend modes.
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