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!)