Culture Art & Media Photo: The Matterhorn Is the Mountain of Mountains By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Rollie Rodriguez / flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community The subject in our photo of the day shows the other mountains how it's done. There are mountains ... and then there's the Matterhorn, the iconic beauty of the Swiss Alps that has served as muse to many a mountain lover. While not the tallest mountain in town, its height of 14,690 feet (4,477.5 meters) is still mighty impressive. But it's the Matterhorn's perfectly picturesque shape and setting that make it so compelling, it is the epitome of a mountain, so much that it has earned the moniker, "the mountain of mountains." And as captured here by photographer Rollie Rodriguez, the nickname couldn't be more appropriate. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on flickr and add your pictures to the group.