Fledgling Eagle On Gemsstock Peak

Eagle on Gemmstock Peak – Andermatt, SwitzerlandSay “Hello” to this beautiful fledgling eagle…

WE STARED IN AMAZEMENT when we came across this beautiful (and very young) eagle clinging to the cable car lift halfway up to the top of Gemsstock Peak in Andermatt, Switzerland.

The local accompanying us told us that while they do frequent this area, they do so rarely. And hardly ever this close-up. The little darling just stared at me as I snapped off this ECU using my trusty Canon – with my husband holding my waist fervently – as I leaned out over the edge of the man-made precipice that our young feathered friend was clinging to below.

We were about halfway up Gemsstock: a mountain that overlooks Andermatt, Switzerland. It’s a part of the Lepontine Alps (mountain range in central part of the Alps). The Gurschenfim glacier lies over its northern flanks. Gemsstock is also part of the Gotthard Oberalp Arena. (See also this blog’s other posts on the Gotthard Pass and Gemsstock Peak – just click on this same category, Switzerland, at right. You’re in for a real treat!)

–Lisa Lirones


About Lisa Lirones

LISA LIRONES' career in the graphic arts has spanned more than 20 years. Whether designing award-winning books, brochures, packaging, display graphics or logos, shooting or retouching photos, illustrating (in many genres) or art directing, she works to create – and consistently achieves – effective visual communications that are not only beautiful but arresting: Always exceeding her client's expectations.
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2 Responses to Fledgling Eagle On Gemsstock Peak

  1. Wolfi says:

    I love that!!! Must have been amazing to see that eagle in real life.

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