Ruinaulta (Rheinschlucht in German) is sometimes also called Swiss Grand Canyon. But geologically this is quite different from American Grand Canyon. Instead of ancient sediments, Rhine river carves through debris of huge landslide which happened only 10000 years ago just after the latest ice age. So called Flims rockslide is known as the biggest landslide incident in the Alps and the biggest worldwide whose effects are still visible, moving some 12 km3 of rock.
Wikipedia page of Flims Rockslide
(Title snapped from Bohemian Rhapsody.)
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-09 1:25
a beautiful photo of this romanic view, the composition is spectacular, superb lights and the POV is very attractive. Great view, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
mirosu (12576) 2012-09-09 1:34
A great use of light. The deep depth of field is perfect. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the well lighted rocks. The great light on the rocks and the green foliage around also lends a lovely contrast to the scene. Well done.
baddori (19157) 2012-09-09 5:35
In america canyon, in France, "Calanques" or grooves,
13 Km in front of disintegration and the rock of calcium carbonate.
Excellent presentation as a backdrop and spectacular.
Thank you dear friend.
delpeoples (52543) 2012-09-14 4:34
How could I resist a reference to Queen, especially as we near the anniversary of Freddie's death! What a clean and crisp image, beautifully sharp and contrasted. And a great decisive moment beautifully captured. A small nit-pick with the telegraph lines in the left foreground: I probably would have cloned them out, but I understand you like leaving things natural.
Cheers and have a lovely Friday
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (24170)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3,5-4,5 USM
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-08 9:27