Owl Mountains

Like I said couple of days ago, here are some more pics from my short hiking trip to the Great Owl (polish "Wielka Sowa"). When you start from Przełęcz Walimska it's really easy to get to the top (which is 1014 metres in altitude). You can see the path in pink colour.

As you can see below, the weather was sunny and warm (well.. for the autumn), but also windy and partially foggy which gave the nice touch to some of the photos. Enjoy! :)

View from tower on the top of the Great Owl.

View from tower on the top of the Great Owl.

Hooded Crow

     The hooded crow (Corvus cornix) (also called hoodiecrow) is a Eurasian bird species in the crow genus. Widely distributed, it is also known locally as Scotch crow, Danish crow, and corbie or grey crow in Ireland. Found across Northern, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, as well as parts of the Middle East, it is an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, eyes and feet. Like other corvids it is an omnivorous and opportunistic forager and feeder.

Captured in Wrocław ZOO last Sunday. :)

Table Mountains

This weekend, on Saturday, I took a quick trip to the Table Mountains, to Szczeliniec Wielki. Table Mountains is the region I like very much. Peaks are not very high, so you don't have to be in a very good shape to climb them. Forest region is magical with all the rocks and paths between them. This was my third time there. I actually hoped for a little more cloudy weather, but the day turned out to be quite sunny and warm, so no foggy photos that day. ;)

View on the Czech Republic side from the view point, near mountain hostel.

View on the Czech Republic side from the view point, near mountain hostel.

To see this view, you need to climb 665 stairs, but it's definitely worth it. Beautiful both summer and winter (though climbing there in winter can be quite dangerous). The path starts in village Karłów, where you can park your car, and is about 5km long.

Firstly you just climb stairs in the forest (with some rocks for company) to reach height, then you walk more between rocks, sometimes the path gets very narrow, so I wouldn't advise it for someone with claustrophobia. Good boots are a "nice to have" thing because even during summer, the moisture from the rocks is quite strong so path is always wet somewhere.

Map of the path - yellow-red.

Map of the path - yellow-red.

Kondratowice

     Some time ago I saw on one of internet forums lovely photographs from a small lake. I already knew I need to see this place with my own eyes. When I acquired it's location, I picked a day with a good weather and drove there to watch the sunset.

     I didn't find out how is this lake called, but the village it is nearest to, it's Kondratowice. The lake itself is very small, the road there goes through fields and it's quite bumpy. There are some fishes inside (there were a few fisherman there), also a number of mosquitoes was very high and eventually made me leave. But the view was definitely worth it. I also took the chance to practice long time shots. The mountain in the distance is called Ślęża (718 m a.s.l.).

Chameleon

Something new appeared in Animals gallery. It's a photo of a Chameleon (specific specie unknown to me) taken at Zoo-Botanica fair last year. It was really hard to take a good picture due to large amount of people and very bad photo conditions such as low light and cages that would be visible no matter what you do and where you stand. So I believe this photo will be the only one from this event. I may post some fishes to deviantArt as a wallpaper, but will see about that. Have a nice day. :)