Ruinaulta (Rheinschlucht in German) is sometimes also called Swiss Grand Canyon. But geologically this is quite different from American Grand Canyon. Instead of ancient sediments, Rhine river carves through debris of huge landslide which happened only 10000 years ago just after the latest ice age. So called Flims rockslide is known as the biggest landslide incident in the Alps and the biggest worldwide whose effects are still visible, moving some 12 km3 of rock. It is easily accessible only by the Ruinaulta line of Rhätische Bahn railway, and is a popular location for rafting.
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dta (82960) 2017-03-20 11:07
Hello Kari ,
Not any train or boat on your picture ! ;)
But this is nevertheless an interesting view with the impressive white cliffs in the Bg .
macjake (73061) 2017-03-20 11:22
yeah I can see why river rafting is popular here, there must be great views all around.
I like that colour of the water, its not quite blue, its sort of blue grey. and the cliffs are pretty darn cool and attractive in their own right. excellent composition to bring the elements together, and the exposure is spot on, nice one. cheers
lousat (98297) 2017-03-20 12:15
Hi Kari,another lovely capture from your swiss archive,the deep perspective is great,i like to see perfectly the railway too,passing by in this gorge. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
fritzi007 (12518) 2017-03-20 12:27
sehr gut fotografiert und dokumentiert, gute Arbeit!
jemaflor (103667) 2017-03-20 18:25
Nice landscape, impressive cliffs, good light on the rocks, well composed with the railway on the right side.
Nicou (152062) 2017-03-21 7:45
Quelle image et compo quelle vallée et canyon Suisse ce rendu sur la roche la rivière qui a creusé le tout sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (65172) 2017-03-21 8:45
Looks like an impressive valley along the mountain river. Going by train must be quite spectacular. Well taken scene.
emka (107795) 2017-03-22 0:08
Haha, I have been recently in Switzerland and also near Rhein. beautiful picture from this gorge. Impressive rocks.
Kind regrad s Malgo
jhm (160941) 2017-03-23 5:36
A beautiful picture with the river in foreground this leads us to the big rocks in background.
An excellent composition and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Cricri (126750) 2017-03-24 0:35
Beau paysage avec ces impressionnant rochers, bien cadrer avec les rails, bonne lumière et couleurs,
adramad (49992) 2017-03-27 7:25
Beautiful view with the perspective of the river, that takes the view, towards the mountains in the background, that show rocky walls and much wooded in the high parts and optimal places for the development of the vegetation.
A magnificent color, good lighting and sharpness.
I wish you a nice week.
Very best regards.
danos (103212) 2017-03-27 11:38
nice the view of this section of Swiss Grand Canyon with the white rocks to create a perfect backdrop of the scene.The greenery and the brilliant light of the day enhance even more the beauty as the tranquillity of the place.Well done.