Calm turquoise water, silver sand, a few rocks. Where in the world is this?
Answer: 7,000ft up in the Swiss Alps at the southern end of the Saas Valley. This is the Mattmark Reservoir. The colour of the water reminds me of the Canadian Rockies. You don’t often see water this colour in the Alps. Or perhaps it exists more commonly than I realize and I just haven’t been in the right places.
This was a beautiful spot on the edge of the reservoir. Taken in isolation it became simple strands of contrasting colour and also virtually devoid of scale.