Capturing the eerie nature of a mountain range is always a challenge for landscape photographers. The Swiss Alps are visually stunning and can be an amazing frame, but it requires expertise to really bring them to life in a single image. These 16 photographs capture the unique beauty of these spectacular mountains.

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I didn’t know if it was a good idea to do the hike to the Schäfler, as a lot of local thunderstorms were going down that day. I got lucky and was able to capture this incredible moment.

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Some friends and I went on a weekend hike to the little Schmadri hut, close to Lauterbrunnen. We were able to reach the hut before it started raining. After dinner I stepped out of the hut and was amazed by the mystic atmosphere. It’s hard to plan shots like this.

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Morning stroll underneath the mighty Jungfrau at 4158 m.

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Clouds moving up the mountains in the valley of Lauterbrunnen.

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Sunrise in the Swiss Jura Mountains seen from the Belchenflue.

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Sunset captured from the Säntis. This is a great spot for lazy photographers since you can take a cable car to get there!

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Catching the first sunlight on the Brienzer Grat. Lake Brienz hides underneath all that fog.

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Sunset above the fog at the amazing Augstmatthorn. This place reminded me of the famous Roys Peak in New Zealand.

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Last sun rays hitting the Alps in the area of Kandersteg.

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Cooling down after a long hike in the amazingly blue waters of the Öschinensee.

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While hiking up to the Augstmatthorn, chances are high that you encounter some majestic ibexes, especially during fall.

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Sun going down in central Switzerland. Seen from a hut called Blümlisalphütte.

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Early morning above the fog. The beautiful city of Luzern lies underneath.

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Together with a fellow photographer I climbed up the Schwyzer Alps to watch the dawn of a new day.

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Above the fog line in the Schwyzer Alps.

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Making new friends in the Mythen area.

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