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Picture of the day - February 20, 2009

Alpine Beauty

Photo of the twin Alpine peak Hinter Grauspitz reflecting in a Swiss lake.
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Today's picture features a gorgeous view of Hinter Grauspitz, an 8,400+ foot Alpine double peak that sits roughly on the border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Shot from across the lake in the historic town of Maienfeld, Switzerland, this view of the snowcapped mountain offers some very lovely reflections indeed.

Grauspitz (the tallest peak in the photo) is the highest point in Liechtenstein, and on a clear day the entire country can be seen from the summit (and part of Austria as well), making it one of only a handful of places on earth where an entire country can be seen from one point on the ground with the naked eye alone.

Note: The photographer who captured this beautiful image wishes to remain anonymous.
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Trudy Duncan
    Town: Vancouver, WA

    Stunning image. The deep blue of the lake is the perfect accent for the snow-capped mountain. Very well done.
    Name: Lacy Harris
    Town: Petersburg, VA

    I love vacationing in the Alps - partly for the amazing skiing, but mostly because of the magnificent views. This one is simply amazing!

    Name: Randy Seagle
    Town: Flagstaff, AZ

    What a beautiful world God has blessed us with! I'm always amazed when I see such a stunning photograph being submitted by an "anonymous" photographer. I suppose it's a privacy thing, but if I was talented enough to take a picture like this I sure would want to receive credit for it. Great job nonetheless!

    Name: Brett Hodgson
    Town: Washington, DC

    I found after doing a Google search for "photography tutorials", and I must say I'm quite impressed. I spent well over 2 hours yesterday going through the past "Pictures of the Day", and I'm amazed at the consistent quality of the images and articles on the site. I'll be back every day for the updates.

    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA


    Name: Brenda Levin
    Town: Chevy Chase, MD

    Outstanding picture. The colors and reflections are awesome. I really like the composition as well.

    Name: Bill Whitehorse
    Town: Tempe, AZ

    This looks like a shot from National Geographic. Nice job Ms. Photographer.

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