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Posted by
John-Paul (Madison, NJ, United States) on 28 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

having just gotten off the cable car at the Schwarzsee stop and beginning my hike to the Hörnlihütte.

Schwarzsee, literally translating as "Black Lake," is a lake located in Zermatt, in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is located below the Matterhorn and at elevation of 2552 m (8373 feet). Its surface area of 0.5 ha and a chapel dedicated to Mary of the Snows borders the lake.

The lake lends its name to the mountain ridge (2583 m) above and can be reached by cable car or on foot from Zermatt.

thierry from conde sur noireau, France

a superb photograph of a superb landscape ....... I love the photographs of mountain

28 Nov 2008 2:37pm

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece


29 Nov 2008 2:58pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a superb shot of the mountain!!!

29 Nov 2008 4:18pm

Marie from Isère, France

Un spotlight bien mérité pour un merveilleux coin que j'ai la chance de connaître. Belle mise en page, belles couleurs, la montagne que j'aime !

29 Nov 2008 6:44pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

what amazing beautiful landscape so beautifully captured, congrats on making spotlight

30 Nov 2008 12:53am


what a nice

30 Nov 2008 5:39am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


30 Nov 2008 7:33pm

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Having helicoptered up and around the Matterhorn in 1998, this is a very meaningful and beautiful photograph! The view from the air is beyond description! Thank you for sharing this shot.

1 Dec 2008 11:13pm

toni from Maó (Menorca island), Spain

Precious images to your blog, so I like to capture your environment, Colors and diversity.

10 Dec 2008 2:53pm

Sylvie49 capture image! from Bords de Loire - Anjou, France

On se sent tout petit dans un tel environnement. c'est magnifique.

22 Nov 2009 7:03pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Amazing, your polarizer was working
full tilt boogie.

20 Jul 2010 6:25pm

@Phil David Alexander Morris: my good sir, there was no polarizer on this shot!

Punit from Somewhere in, India

So picturesque...! Fantastic capture

15 Oct 2010 6:50pm

Annie from Prague, Czech Republic

beautiful nature, beautiful scene

8 Apr 2012 9:39pm