Photographer's Note

Izera Mountains are a range of the Western Sudetes on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland.
The highest peak is Wysoka Kopa with the height of 1,127 m.
Originally mountains were densely forested but in the 80s the ecosystem was badly hit by emissions, produced by power stations located in the Zittau basin and a power station in Bogatynia. The forest died, the tops of mountains became largely treeless.
After 1989 the situation improved, coal mines and several power plants on the German side were closed, emission filters were installed in Bogatynia.
Now the Izera Mountains are again covered with young forest and are an attractive location for winter sports, cycling and hiking. The patients arrived back to many spa towns on the Czech and Polish side.

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