nature reserve

Petite Camargue alsacienne

The Petite Camargue Alsacienne is a French nature reserve along the Rhine, just north of the border with Switzerland. It was founded in 1982 as a protected habitat by the French government and is named for the huge nature reserve seven hundred kilometres away, on the shores of the Mediterranean. We visited a couple of… (Read More)

Gwatt lake shore, Thun

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

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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)

Lake Neuchâtel

Almost perfect reflections in the still, expansive waters of Lake Neuchâtel, on the borders of cantons Vaud, Bern and Neuchâtel.

La Sauge at Cudrefin

Almost perfect reflections in the still water of La Sauge, as it drains into the expansive waters of Lake Neuchâtel, on the borders of cantons Vaud, Bern and Neuchâtel.

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.