Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Swiss National Park

A very good place to see wildlife in Europe is the Swiss National Park in eastern Switzerland. There is the Val Trupchun, a famous place for the dense red deer population. They live in open forests and grassland and can found along the ways. In autumn, it is a spectacular show to watch during the rutting season. But there are also several other species like alpine Ibex, Chamois or Marmots.

Val Trupchun
The Val Trupchun.

We started our tour early in the morning and made another one short before sunset. It was a little like a safari with red deer on almost every corner of the forests.      

Rothirsche im Val Trupchun
Red Deers in the Val Trupchun

Red Deers in the Val Trupchun

Ibex and Chamois are easy to find, in the open grassland above the timberline.

Alpensteinbock im Val Trupchun
An Ibex with a GPS Transmitter.

Alpensteinbock im Schweizer Nationalpark
Another ibex.

A group of Chamois on alpine grassland
A group of Chamois on alpine grassland.

Chamois in the Val Trupchun

Chamois in the Val Trupchun

Reh im Schweizer Nationalpark
A Roe Deer.
The little stars are the marmots:
Alpine Mamot in the Val Trupchun

Alpine Mamot in the Val Trupchun
Alpine Mamot in the Val Trupchun

The bird fauna is rich, but, in many cases, the birds are fast and keep a long distance.  

Buntspecht im Schweizer Nationalpark
Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Hausrotschwanz in den Alpen
Black redstart in the natural environment, before they moved to human surroundings they lived in the alpine zone.

Fichtenkreuzschnabel im Schweizer Nationalpark
A Red Crossbill.
Tannenhäher im Val Trupchun
Spotted Nutcracker.

Alpendohle im Val Trupchun
An Alpine Chough.

Alpenbraunelle im Schweizer Nationalpark
Alpine Accentor

Although it was already September, was there a few flowers.
Enzian im Schweizer National Park
A late blooming gentian.

Fransenenzian (Gentianella ciliata)
Fringed Gentian (Gentianella ciliata

Edelweiss im Schweitzer Nationalpark
An Edelweiss.

Linked with Viewing Nature with Eileen, Id Rather B Birdin and Wild Bird Wednesday.


  1. Hello, gorgeous collection of critters and birds. Awesome photos. On eof my favorites is the woodpecker and I love the deer! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a great weekend!

  2. Such beautiful animal photos today. Nice to go on a photo safari instead of a hunting safari. I wonder if hunting is allowed? My husband is a hunter, but at his current age, I think he really likes the photo trips a bit more.

  3. A wonderful series of photos!
    Have a great week-end!

  4. such beautiful territory and wildlife! smiled all the way through - especially the marmots.

  5. you share wonderful images of the wild life. :)

  6. What a beautiful place to see! I love your shots of the animals and the countryside. The horns and antlers on many of the creatures are neat, and the marmots made me smile. The little blue flower is lovely!

  7. Great place to spend time in the wild. I lie the landscape.

  8. Beautiful place to be, beautiful pictures.
    I love the first picture, and also the animals.
    Best regards, Irma.

  9. What a wonderful, lovely and peaceful journey you took us on today. Wow. I can almost 'feel' the mountain breeze and breathe the fresh air. Of course, I especially enjoyed the variety of birds seen, but the mountainscape and the animals were such a delight too.

    Before we leave for the day, I just wanted to stop by and say this:
    Thank you for taking time to stop by and add your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  10. What an amazing opportunity to see so much wildlife! The marmots made me smile. They're adorable.

  11. Stunning photos!
    Please link up at

  12. What a walk! It reminds me a lot of our own Rocky Mountain National Park. Your deer and other critters are great....and those birds are on my list:)

  13. Wonderful habitat for all these critters you managed to photograph.Marvellous walking countryside.

  14. absolutely fabulous photos...

  15. Thanks for sharing such an awe inspiring area of the earth!

  16. Another place to add to my bucket list - really like those Marmots!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne


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