Tatry Szlak Na Szpiglasowa Przelecz
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Tatry Szlak Na Szpiglasowa Przelecz

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A: Morskie Oko in Tatra mountains.

by Sandor Veress, 50 meters away

The Eye of the Sea.Morskie Oko is arguably the most beautiful of the Tatra lakes, and it is certainly...

Morskie Oko in Tatra mountains.

B: Poland Tatry na szlaku

by Maciej G. Szling, 80 meters away

Poland Tatry na szlaku

C:

by cwir, 360 meters away

D: Poland Tatry Ceprostrada

by Maciej G. Szling, 380 meters away

Ceprostrada - the name of the yellow trail to Morskie Oko Szpiglasową Pass. He drove past the other w...

Poland Tatry Ceprostrada

E: Poland Tatry Stawy Staszica

by Maciej G. Szling, 480 meters away

Poland Tatry Stawy Staszica

F: Morskie Oko,Tatra

by Sandor Veress, 530 meters away

The Eye of the Sea.Morskie Oko is arguably the most beautiful of the Tatra lakes, and it is certainly...

Morskie Oko,Tatra

G: Poland Tatry dolina za Mnichem

by Maciej G. Szling, 730 meters away

Poland Tatry dolina za Mnichem

H:

by cwir, 820 meters away

I: Dwoista Siklawa

by Maciej G. Szling, 840 meters away

Dwoista Siklawa

J: Szpiglasowa Przełęcz 2110 m n.p.m.

by Maciej G. Szling, 890 meters away

Szpiglasowa Przełęcz 2110 m n.p.m.

This panorama was taken in Poland, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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