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.
JUNE A Cold Shower By Robert Melgar. Robert Melgar offers a thrilling view of the drop at the lower end of Oregon’s Dry Creek Falls. “The difficulty was to keep the lens dry, and yes, the water was very cold!” he writes.