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European larch

Larix decidua decidua


The European larch is a larch species native to the mountains of central Europe. Unlike other members of the Pinaceae family it has deciduous needles which turn yellow before falling in winter.


The trees shown here were found in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 2000m. The European larch is among the tree line trees in the Alps, reaching 2400 m altitude, though most abundant from 1000–2000 m.


Pictures taken last year at the first snow fall. The trees had just started to turn yellow.

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DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thanks for your kind words Ismael.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 6 years ago

Very nice series, I like your photos

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thank you António and Emma!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

great pic. We get to see the Swiss Alps!

AntónioGinjaGinja 6 years ago

Beautiful and magical place,perfect Daniele

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thank you Lars and wendy!

achmmad 6 years ago

Very beautiful!

LarsKorb 6 years ago

rare naturally grown...

Leytron, Valais - Wallis, Switzerland

Lat: 46.21, Long: 7.14

Spotted on Oct 14, 2011
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012


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