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snow cascading down rocky slopes in Gran Paradiso, Italy
February 2, 2015

Snow Fall

Late winter snow cascades down the rocky slopes of Valsavarenche valley in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. Ruinous avalanches are rare in Gran Paradiso, but in 2008 one destroyed several houses in two park villages.

See more pictures from the February 2015 feature story “Paradise Found.”

Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner, National Geographic

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