Snowy Cirques


Karkonosze (Giant Mountains) is one of the most interesting mountain regions in Central Europe, both in terms of landscape and nature. Along the main ridge runs the Czech-Polish border. On both sides of the border are designated national parks, and these together constitute a cross-border biosphere reserve under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme. You can find there characteristic rock formations, unique forest ecosystems, alpine animals and plants, including endemic species and post-glacial relicts. The richest place in Karkonosze in terms of the flora are Snowy Cirques. The walls of post-glacier cirques present endemic vegetation, especially the Basalt Core in the Small Snowy Cirque - unique in the whole of Europe. You can find there the relict of the Ice Age - snow saxifrage, and the endemite - basalt saxifrage.




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  1. piękne są wiosenne kwiaty w górach:)

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  2. amazing and beautiful scenery.

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  3. Stunning scenery. Haven't been to Poland or the old Czechoslovakia since 1970. Will always remember that trip.

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  4. Rugged, beautiful country! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. The Mother says - Beautiful scenery here #alphabetphoto

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  6. These rock formation is fabulous and beautiful!!

    Thank you in linking Water World Wednesday. I do appreciate it and see you next week!
    Kim,USA

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  7. I had to look up the definition of Quaternary-new word for me. Very good example.
    Ann

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  8. Wonderful photos! The land is always amazing me with its rugged and beautiful formations.

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  9. Amazing landscapes! Beautiful pics. Happy ABCW!

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