Mont de la Saxe | Backscarp
Les Grandes Jorasses (4208 m) in the background. The photo was taken from a ridge representing a backscarp, indicating the deformations characteristic for the northwestern slope of Mont de la Saxe. The comparatively dry conditions at the top of the ridge favour the occurrence of juniper (Juniperus communis), whereas the slopes are occupied by various species of Vaccinium.
- alpine vegetation, DSGSD, high-mountain ecosystems, landslide, mountainscape, mountaintop, rock slide
- Saturday 13 September 2014 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Italy (6257 visits)