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Photographer: Marco Zante; Marco's Web site Summary Author: Marco Zante Shown above is a panorama of the beautiful Italian Alps as viewed on February 15, 2013. Monte Viso is the highest summit here, reaching 12,609 ft (3,841 m). This region is known as Parco Naturale della Val Troncea. It's mostly uninhabited by humans but marmots, ibex and chamois can all be found in these highlands. One of the more common trees in the park is the larch, a conifer that drops its leaves.
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