Photographer's Note

Magic Forest 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 southeast corner of the country, bordering Slovakia and Ukraine.

The park was created in 1973. It occupies 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 includes parts in Slovakia and (since 1998) Ukraine.

Forests cover about 80% of Bieszczady National Park. The woods are mainly natural; in some cases it can be said that they have preserved their pristine character. The highest peak in the park, Tarnica, is 1,346 metres (4,416 ft) above sea level.

Animal life is abundant with several species of endangered animals thriving in the area, among them bears, grey wolf, European wildcat, wild boar, beavers, European otter, and European lynx as well as deer, moose and European bison (over 500 live in the area). The park contains interesting bird species, including eagles and owls.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5452 W: 2 N: 10591] (50080)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-06-10
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-07-28 15:36
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Additional Photos by Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5452 W: 2 N: 10591] (50080)
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