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Gwatt lake shore, Thun

The shore of Lake Thun at Gwatt is a great place to photograph the sunrise and the sunset.

Faulensee, Switzerland

Below the water line

Low water levels in Lake Thun in winter reveal large expanses of foreshore.

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Gwatt nature reserve, Thun

I just came across a short film I made in January and posted to YouTube at the time. Filmed with my X100 and edited quickly in iMovie, it shows the publicly accessible lake-shore nature reserve at Gwatt, some fifteen minutes’ drive from home.

Thunersee nature reserves

The Swiss aren’t generally as keen on nature reserves as the British. Despite the stupidly beautiful countryside, there are comparatively few places like RSPB reserves (over 200 in the U.K.) and the National Trust (who is the U.K.’s largest individual land owner). We’re lucky enough to live near two of the small Swiss reserves at Lake Thun:… (Read More)

Late Rains

A very wet view of Lake Thun, taken and submitted for the New York Times’ “A Moment In Time” project.

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Handball, Thun, Switzerland

Seeblick, Gwatt, Switzerland

Along the lake shore path at Gwatt are homes perfect for twitchers: this area is separated from the Thunersee by large reed beds full of nesting birds.