Nockalm Road, Austria (III)

JULY 2020 – One of the many narrow turns of the Nockalm Road in Austria, close to Eisentalhütte, the highest point of the road that leads conveniently through the Nockberge biosphere reserve in Austria. © Clara Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The Nockalm Road in Austria leads from the Millstädter See up to the highest point of the road at Eisenhütte, exactly 2,042 meters above sea level, and then down into the Innerkrems Valley. It’s a fantastic day trip with countless photo opportunities.

Slightly south of the highest point you get the chance to capture this beautiful section of the curvy road. I like it because the beauty of the road is visible right away: A tight turn in the middle of the mountains, and a road that drops steeply. Not just motor bikers like this section, but also drivers of station wagons.

This shot was done by my daughter Clara who was 8½ years at the time. She used a waterproof action camera, a Nikon W100, and I am truly surprised by the quality of the shot, both in terms of composition and technical details. Well done!

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time30-JUL-2020, 12:42
LocationNockberge Biosphere Reserve, Austria
CameraNikon Coolpix W100
Exposure1/800 sec at f/5.9
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4157 x 3103 Pixels
Copyright© by Clara Zanzig/

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