Sertig Wasserfall Davos Switzerland
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Sertig Wasserfall Davos Switzerland

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Cascade in the Sertig Valley near famous mountain resort Davos in Grisons (Graubünden) in the Swiss Alps. Silent time between winter and spring. (HDR Panorama)

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