Stark stream and Lake Landscape, Lais da Rims, Swiss Alps
The stark alpine landscape of the Lais da Rims area in the eastern Swiss Alps near the town of Scuol. The small first-order stream in the foreground ran only for 300 m before disappearing back into the talus slope. In the background, a small alpine lake is visible. These lakes and streams occupy only a very small portion of the landscape, but are clearly important for maintaining alpine biodiversity.