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By the campfire

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A: Scouts camp

by Igor Adamec, 40 meters away

Scouts camp

B: Scouts camp

by Igor Adamec, 100 meters away

Scouts camp at Apatišan, Northern Velebit.

Scouts camp

C: Apatišan

by Igor Adamec, 140 meters away

Mountain Hut Apatišan (1015 m) at Northern Velebit is maintained by HPD (Hrvatsko Planinarsko Društvo...

Apatišan

D: Krasno - Jablanac

by Igor Adamec, 1.7 km away

View from the road Krasno - Jablanac. The road connects the villages Krasno in the hinterland of Vele...

Krasno - Jablanac

E: View at 'Veliki Kozjak'

by Igor Adamec, 6.1 km away

The first daylight is shineing upon the cliffs of the mountain peak 'Veliki Kozjak'.

View at 'Veliki Kozjak'

F: Veliki Kozjak peak at Northern Velebit

by Vedran Penga, 6.2 km away

Veliki Kozjak peak at Northern Velebit

G: Veliki Lom - 1

by Igor Adamec, 6.2 km away

View at the valley called 'Veliki Lom' at Northern Velebit.

Veliki Lom - 1

H: Veliki Lom - 2

by Igor Adamec, 6.4 km away

Veliki Lom - 2

I: Morning mist at Veliki Lubenovac - 2

by Igor Adamec, 6.9 km away

There is somethimg calming in a sight of morning mist covering the valley of 'Veliki Lubenovac' at No...

Morning mist at Veliki Lubenovac - 2

J: Mali Rajinac

by Vedran Penga, 6.9 km away

Mali Rajinac

This panorama was taken in Croatia, Europe

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