Snowy Cirque in the Giant Mountains

Snowy Cirque or Snowy Pits (Polish: Śnieżne Kotły) are two glacial cirques in the western Karkonosze Mountains (Giant Mountains) in Poland. They are a unique example of the alpine landscape in the Karkonosze National Park . They were formed during the last phase of the glacial period and consist predominantly of granite. However, in two exposed places basalt was found (apparently of volcanic origin), which is quite rare in this part of Central Europe. The walls of cirques are about 100 metres, and at the top of the larger cirque, at the Łabski Szczyt, there is a radio and television tower (Wikipedia).


  1. Whoa, what stunning views!

  2. You say that "I try to capture with my camera a beauty of world around me." I say job well done! Yom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Beautiful!
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  4. Gorgeous and captivating.

  5. Wow .. I love the grandeur you have captured in these photos. Not easy to do. I will have a closer study of your gallery.

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  7. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that basalt. Beautiful color.

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  8. Thanks for the stunning photos! You can also participate in the meme Our World on Tuesday.
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  9. I have a couple of local places that I love to photograph during each season of the year. It is amazing how the same site can be so different from one month to the next. Very nicely captured.

  10. to zimowe jest świetne!.., pozdr.

  11. So much different when covered with snow, either way, stunning!

  12. I'm falling in "love" with Poland. What beautiful views.
    JM, IL-U.S.A.

  13. fabulous photos a rugged landscape, thanks for sharing

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  14. Marvellous shots.

  15. Beautiful. I like the contrast between the summer and winter


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