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Cave in the Taurus Mountains, Turkey
Turkey

Entrance to a cave somewhere in Taurus Mountains (toros daglari) in Turkey.

Copyright: Heiner Straesser Der Panoramafotograf.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14872x7436
Taken: 12/08/2012
Uploaded: 09/01/2013
Updated: 29/05/2014
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Tags: nature; outdoors; mountains; rocks; anatolia; sky; clouds; landscape
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