Val Troncea, Italian Alps
April 13, 2014
Photographer: Marco Zante; Marco's Web site
Summary Author: Marco Zante
Shown above is a panorama of the beautiful Italian Alps as viewed on February 15, 2013. This region is known as Parco Naturale della Val Troncea. It's mostly uninhabited by humans but marmots, ibex and chamois can all be found in these highlands. One of the more common trees in the park is the larch, a conifer that drops its leaves. Its golden needles can be seen covering the snow pack in the foreground. Note the avalanche chutes visible on the mountain in the far background.