A glorious sunset over the snowcapped mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park makes the sky and snow turn a few shades of pink, and from this vantage point from the ski field of Wildkogel in Salzburger Land, Austria, one can see that the snow is thick and perfect white on the tops of the peaks.
The Hohe Tauern National Park is a protected habitat for threatened plants and animals and is the second largest protected area like this in all of Europe. People come here from all over the world to not only see and experience species of plants and animals that are hard to find anywhere else in the world, but also to see how glaciers have carved out this area over hundreds of years and to marvel at the pristine beauty of it all.
The Hohe Tauern mountains are considered the highest mountain range of the Alps east of the Brenner Pass, and also the highest mountains in Austria. As this area is protected and the government wants it to stay that way, an importance is placed on environmentally friendly tourism. This includes following rules such as leaving a place the way it was when you came there, not bringing in any food or garbage and leaving it there and being generally careful where you step and what species you interact with. The ski field of Wildkogel is so close that you can see the Hohe Tauern mountains which seem only a stone throw away and are a spectacular sight during sunset on a cold winter day when the snowcapped peaks glow.
Sunset over the snowcapped mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park seen from the ski field of Wildkogel, Salzburger Land, Austria, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/14.0, exposure time of 10/1 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 85mm.
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