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Haute-Savoie is a French department in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. It borders both Swiitzerland and Italy. The capital is Annecy. To the north is Lake Geneva and Switzerland, to the south and southeast are the Mont Blanc and Aravis mountain ranges It is noted for its winter sports and the first Winter Olympics were held at Chamonix in 1924.
National nature reserves are designated by the French government as areas where an outstanding natural heritage is present, both rare and typical areas in terms of species and geological elements. Management is charged to expert local organizations, with direction and evaluation from locals focusing on long-term protection for future generations and environmental education.
Avoriaz, Haute Savoie, French Alps, Europe
Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 35 mm, 1/800 sec at f/ 8, ISO 640
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