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Aussersteinberg, Austria
Austria

Sunny autumn day in the Austrian Alps close to the Rofan mountains.

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14896x7448
Taken: 06/10/2011
Uploaded: 16/11/2012
Updated: 29/05/2014
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Tags: autumn; mountains; alps; forest; sun; blue sky; outdoors
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