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Alpine Chough

My skiing holiday in the Swiss Alps is usually a non photographical holiday; this year was different!

As always I took some photo equipment with me and because skiing with photogear is not recommended, I usually take it back home without using it.

My girlfriend joined me halfway during the week and because she doesn't ski, we spent some of our time together by hiking. This gave me the opportunity to do some photography.

I decided to concentrate on the Alpine Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) or Yellow-billed chough. After the first try I had some nice flight shots against the blue sky but those weren't particularly appealing.

I therefore followed the flight path of these birds and positioned myself in such a way I could incorporate the Alps as a background too.

Christian Biemans