Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kecskelyuk Cave, Bükk Mountains, Hungary (Kecskelyuk-Höhle, Bükk-Gebirge) (Kecskelyuk-barlang, Bükk-hegység) 11.2010.

In November 2010, I visited the Kecskelyuk Cave in the Bükk mts. in North-East Hungary that has a large, about 6 x 6 m opening, located about 256 metres a.s.l. Its lenght is about 460 ms and it is home to numerous arthropods and many protected bat species. Sadly, many tourists come here (not with the guided tour organised by the NP) and littering around the cave and disturbing the local fauna is not uncommon. Location: Bükk Mts. Date: 13.11.2010.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bihor Mountains, Romania (Bihor-Gebirge, Rumänien) (Bihar-hegység, Románia) 09.2010.

Back in September, 2010 we took part on a trip organised by the university to the Bihor mountains, to complete the Galbena Tour in the Apuseni Nature Park, a quite strenuous one that lasted more than 10 hours to complete (for infos on this tour, see for example this page. It involves some climbing on cables!). As this trip was rather for hiking than for photography, I only took my Fujifilm HS10 (with the Raynox DCR-250 macro lens) with me and I made only a few photos. Nevertheless, the Bihor mountains proved to be a very exciting place with a remarkable fauna. This area is part of the Apuseni Mountains, a mountain range that is isolated from the rest of the Carpathians. The Nortern part of these mountains are fold mountains, the Southern parts were created due to vulcanic activity. Location: Bihor Mountains. Date: 25.09.2010.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Zemplén mountains, Hungary (Tokajer Gebirge, Ungarn) (Zempléni-hegység, Magyarország) 08.2010.

In August 2010 I traveled to the Zemplén Mountains, again near the Regéc castle to make a cycling trip and I made some photos also. Location: Zemplén Mountains. Date: 28.08.2010.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Spiš, Slovakia (Zips, Slowakei) (Szepesség, Szlovákia) 02.2010.

In February, 2010 we participated on a whole-day long trip in East Slovakia, from Spišské Vlachy to Spišské Podhradie through Žehra: about 12 kilometers all in 20-30 cm snow. Due to the cloudy weather I only took a few photos. But actually, the grey background fit the old and impressive Spiš Castle, the destination of our hiking trail. Location: Spiš, Eastern Slovakia. Date: 13.02.2010.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Miskolc Zoo, Hungary (Wildpark von Miskolc, Ungarn) (Miskolci Vadaspark, Magyarország) 01.2010.

The last time I visited the Zoo of Miskolc was in January 2010. This zoo, situated in the Bükk Mountains, shows many native bird and mammal species (among exotic ones). Most of them have quite big and natural open ranges. I took my Sigma 70-300 lens with me and made some sample photos with it of the native animals. Here are some of them. Location: Miskolc. Date: 02.01.2010.