Summer in the Swiss, French and Italian Alps

Alpine fauna and flora, part of alpinism adventures and this time of the year in the Swiss Alps is bliss for addicts of these beautiful little wonders of mother nature. Just the other day above Leysin, on the way to the Via Ferrata, we saw black salamanders and marmottes and Iris was lucky enough to see a viper high above Chamonix last week, while on a botanical study tour with Karen. Here some pictures of alpine flowers in full bloom… more coming

Trollius, from Scandinavia, god Troll, the ancient Swedes called  it Devil-flower

Alpine plant, a magnificant buttercup like flower called Troll

Vanilla Orchid, alpine flora and fauna

Vanilla Orchid, alpine flora and fauna

Alpine Plants Photos by Iris

Beautiful colors, delicate forms in wild environment