Der Eselsrücken/The Donkey's Back

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Die nördliche Begrenzung des Creux du Van wird "Eselsrücken" (Le dos d'âne) genannt. Im Hintergrund kann man die Hochebene von Les Ponts-de-Martel sehen/The Northern boundary of Creux du Van is called Donkey's Back (Dos d'âne). In the background you can see the high-plane of Les Ponts-de-Martel

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Comments (18)

Buts Yuri on July 8, 2012

Wonderful mountain landscape! LIKE ! Greetings from Ukraine. Yuri.

bonavista on July 8, 2012


Someone called this mountain "Donkey's back," maybe so.But I see here bowed Sixpawed dinosaur! Lk

Friendly greetings,Andrey

loamvalley on July 8, 2012

bonavista: actually you are right, this rock resembles much more to a giant grey dinosaur than to a donkey -- but maybe local people were just thinking of the animals sharing their hard lives instead of fabulous creatures when they gave this name :-) Anyway: thank you for the visit, and I'm glad you like this photo! With best regards, Felix

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on July 8, 2012

It´s a marvellous view. I don´t know why the name is the fonkey´s back--like--AnaM

loamvalley on July 8, 2012

AnaMariaOss: Hi AnaMaria, thanks a lot for the visit, and you are right: it's not a very clever name, the only thing is that these rocks are grey, and donkeys are grey, too :-) Best regards, Felix

Sofia Siatravani on July 9, 2012

Just amazing!!!!!!


Best wishes from Greece. Sofia.

Albányai Mária on July 10, 2012

Beautiful landscape & view!


Best regards, Maria

Prasenjit Nag on July 11, 2012

Very Nice Alpine Panorama!!

Beautiful Photography!


Warm Wishes


vinogradik on July 11, 2012

Excellent photo and I like this view!

hm..donkey.. well,,, I don't know, maybe, donkey simply sleeps :)

Annelies Vink on July 13, 2012

i see more a kind of camel than a donkey, but the view is awesome anyway! LIKE

greetings, Annelies

Rositsa Mitkova on July 17, 2012

VERY beautiful place & photo * Like *

All the best * Greeting, Rosi ☺

POlo on July 23, 2012

Great when enlarged Felix! LK! Thank you for the commenting my photos! Be lucky!

loamvalley on July 28, 2012

Many thanks to all my friends and visitors, I'm very glad :-) Best regards, Felix/loamvalley

zaro1965 on August 2, 2012

Magnificent nature of Switzerland and your shot Felix is wonderful!


Many greetings from Bulgaria, Zaro

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on August 13, 2012

beautiful landcape


great pic

loamvalley on August 25, 2012

Many thanks to all my friends and visitors, I'm very glad :-) Best regards, Felix/loamvalley

Fred Quader on September 4, 2012

Imposante Ansicht.


Bassam Jayousi on December 15, 2012

Beautiful scenery, Great view. Like

Greetings and best wishes, Bassam

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 7, 2012
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by loamvalley
    • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    • Taken on 2012/06/24 11:26:23
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 33.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash