nightly monster

A Ratrac, at it’s nightly work, preparing the ski slopes of the Tauplitz, Styria, Austria, for the next day. January 2016.

Grimming, once more

Another one shot from the session on the Tauplitz. The Grimming seen from the north side, at about 4.30 pm in January.

Winter panorama with cable car

Styrian Winter landscape

dried out

The Grüner See almost completely dried out in this unusual dry Winter. In normal years, there’s still some water left, but this year you can walk through with dry feet.

the frozen valley

Once again the amazing difference between the valley lying in dark shadow, covered in rime, and the sunny mountain range behind. Above the Green Lake, Styria, Austria.

frost and sun

  On a frosty December morning, high above the Green Lake, the frosted forest, still in the shadows, and the rocks behind, bathing already in full sunlight.

winter sunset murauen

The new, well, some years already, hydro power station on the Mur south of Graz starts to produce a, although artificial, kind water biotope.