Białowieza Forest is an ancient woodland that straddles the border between two countries, Belarus and Poland. It is known as Bielavezhskaya Pushcha in Belarusian, and as Ltspkr.png Puszcza Białowieska in Polish. It is located 70 km (43 mi) north of Brest (Belarus) and 62 km (39 mi) southeast of Białystok (Poland). It is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primaeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain.
The border between the two countries runs through the forest. There is a border crossing for hikers and cyclists within it. The forest is home to 800 European bison (wisents), the continent's heaviest land animals. A security fence keeps the Belarusian and Polish bison herds physically and genetically separated.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is located within parts of the Brest Voblast (Kamianiec and Pruzhany districts) and Hrodna Voblast (Svislach district) in Belarus, and on the Polish side, near the town of Białowieża in the Podlaskie Voivodeship.
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trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-10-30 2:59
This is a great image to go with your note. The fallen moss covered tree trunk, that is the subject of your focus, transmits that ancient quality of the forest to the viewer.
marabu61 (10949) 2013-10-30 3:07
Wonderful moody scene of this primeaval forest, I bet it is abundant with wildlife and a paradise for bird and insect watchers.
The fallen tree with the moss covered stem and teh purple plants are very attractive.
have a great day
erhan1958 (15699) 2013-10-30 4:36
reminded me of horror movies, but great clear shot
details are perfect.
olive224 (2719) 2013-10-30 5:24
I am ok with the idea to focus only on the horizontal tree but in this case, why did you used a tripod ?
To my mind (and maybe you tried ?) a long exposure would have been nice. (and then justify the tripod :) )
I don't like too much the lower part of the image (specially the black blurred branch in the water)
Anyway, the upper part of the image is excellent.
Hope not beeing too hard, and hope you will say what you really think of my own (very imperfect) images !!
Sergiom (79633) 2013-10-30 5:43
On se sent transporter dans un autre monde en regardant cette photo superbement composée. Les couleurs sont joliment saturées et le cadrage est excellent.
seres76 (1078) 2013-10-30 11:06
Beautiful picture. good perspective, beautiful colors ... Thanks...
Noel_Byrne (31130) 2013-10-31 6:17
Beautiful scene and a very apt title, this really looks like something from another era. The colors bring the idea of so much moisture in the palce with the rich carpet of moss. I can easily see a dinosaur snapping branches as he tromps through this magic place,
All the best
janneman (2860) 2013-11-01 8:58
What an idea to put the focus on the horzontal stem catching the best light in this composition!
npecanhuk (75442) 2013-11-07 8:14
What a lovely and beautiful picture!
Different levels of sharpness throughout the image, management of light, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L USM,, RAW, 67mm Hoya PL Super HMC
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-30 2:45