This national park is located in the Graian Alps. It is named after Gran Paradiso mountain which is situated in the park, from the top of which, you can see Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Badgers, Wolves and Deer are all native to this area.
Alpine ibexes scale the dam wall in Gran Paradiso National Park, Northern Italy. Even the kids are comfortable on the incredible incline, calmly licking the dam wall for essential minerals and salts. - Michael Pereira
Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner, National Geographic
Among the wildlife inhabiting Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park are ibex, chamois, red foxes, and ermines such as the one shown here wearing its white winter coat (its spring and summer coat is reddish brown).