Tatry - near Murowaniec
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Tatry - near Murowaniec

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A: 2012.02.21 TATRY SKI

by Beniaamin Snochowski, 440 meters away

2012.02.21  TATRY SKI

B: Tatry - Suche gap

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C: Tatry Beskid

by Andrzej Cież, 450 meters away

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D: Tatra Mountains - Kasprowy Wierch

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E: Autumn in Tatras (view from Beskid)

by Ursula & David Molenda, 540 meters away

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F: Wyciąg w Dolinie Goryczkowej

by Maciej G. Szling, 540 meters away

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G: Na szlaku

by Maciej G. Szling, 660 meters away

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H: KASPROWY WIERCH - 21.02.2012.

by Beniaamin Snochowski, 710 meters away

KASPROWY WIERCH  -  21.02.2012.

I: Czerwone Wierchy

by Maciej G. Szling, 850 meters away

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J: On the Slope of Kasprowy Wierch, Tatra Mountains, Poland

by Zbigniew Pilip, 1.0 km away

Kasprowy Wierch is a mountain in the Western Tatras.Kasprowy Wierch is very popular among tourists so...

On the Slope of Kasprowy Wierch, Tatra Mountains, Poland

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Text by Steve Smith.

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