Photographer's Note

Hi Folks,

I'm back. My holidays are over, so now I'm going through my pictures and my mind is far away.

Anyway, today I just want to show you one of my shots taken during the last 3 weeks. This is the view from Polonina Wetlinska, which is located in Bieszczady National Park.

Bieszczady National Park (Polish: Bieszczadzki Park Narodowy) is the third largest National Park in Poland, located in Subcarpathian Voivodeship in the extreme south-east corner of the country, bordering Slovakia and Ukraine.

The Park was created in 1973. At the time it covered only 59.55 km², but over the years it was enlarged four times. The last enlargements took place in 1996 and 1999, when the Park incorporated the former villages of Bukowiec, Beniowa and Carynskie in 1996, and in 1999 the former villages of Dzwiniacz, Tarnawa and Sokoliki.

Currently it occupies an area of 292.02 square kilometres (112.75 sq mi), covering the highest areas of the Polish part of the Bieszczady Mountains. In 1992 the Park and its surrounding areas became part of the UNESCO East Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, which has a total area of 2,132.11 square kilometres (823.21 sq mi), and also includes areas in Slovakia and (since 1998) Ukraine.

The highest peak in the park – Tarnica – is 1,346 metres (4,420 ft) above sea level. The region is very popular among tourists, but there are not many tourist facilities in the area. Around 70% of the Park’s area is regarded as strict preserve, which means that the use of trails is restricted. The Park’s authorities promote walking trips.


I hope you like it. I will visit you galleries in the next few days Folks - so see you soon!

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Dariusz Gruszka (darek1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1204 W: 3 N: 1674] (13361)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-09-19
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Nikon D80
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-09-24 10:26
  • Favorites: 2 [view]
Viewed: 2131
Points: 56
Additional Photos by Dariusz Gruszka (darek1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1204 W: 3 N: 1674] (13361)
View More Pictures