Photographer's Note

The Tuchola Forest (Polish Bory Tucholskie) is a large heath area in the proximity of the town of Tuchola in Poland, between the Brda and Gwda rivers.

The area was formed during the last glacial age. It is covered with low hills and more than 900 post-glacial lakes. With 1,200 km² of dense spruce and pine forest, the area is one of the biggest forests in Poland and Central Europe. Since 1996 part of the area is a national reserve, covering 129.81 km². Approximately 30% of the area is inhabitated by Kociewiacy.

The biggest towns of the area are Czersk and Tuchola.

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