Saas Fee is a high Alpine traffic-free village advertised as the Pearl of the Alps. It’s the next valley eastwards from the Zermatt Valley. Compared to the bustle of Zermatt, Saas Fee is quiet, unspoilt, relaxed and not so well-known as the Zermatt valley; and it’s surrounded by a magnificent horseshoe of high peaks. I know the area well and I’ve photographed it many times. This year I was determined to find something different to photograph and the texture, flow and colours of this throw (and the two others below) got me off to a good start.
A herd of goats grazes the slopes of Hannig high above Saas Fee, cattle can be found in the lower fields close to the village. Every animal with a bell round its neck. Strangely didn’t see any Black Face Sheep here; they are common in the Zermatt valley where I don’t recall ever seeing cattle. Each valley is different, in so many ways.