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Icicles and frozen waterfalls in Sächsische Schweiz
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Icicles and frozen waterfalls in Sächsische Schweiz

 
Icicles and frozen waterfalls in Sächsische Schweiz

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Page By: EricChu

Created/Edited: Feb 19, 2012 / Feb 19, 2012

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In February 2012...

...a period of severe cold gripped the whole of Europe and vast parts of Asia as far as Japan. This was, among all the unpleasant effects, also the cause for the natural creation of many fantastic and rarely seen ice phenomenons and structures. I put together some pictures I took in the area 33 kilometers south-east of Dresden known as "Sächsische Schweiz" or "Saxonian Switzerland", well known for it's fascinating and often monumental natural sandstone structures, in which I was from Feb. 11th to Feb. 19th of 2012.

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"Shark\'s jaw" in an ice cave near Hohnstein

"Shark's jaw" in an ice cave near Hohnstein

The Gautschgrotte with it\'s 22-meter frozen waterfall

The Gautschgrotte with it's 22-meter frozen waterfall

Inside the Gautschgrotte, next to the enormous ice pillar

Inside the Gautschgrotte, next to the enormous ice pillar

Beautiful orange-colored icicle in the Kirnitzschtal valley - close-up

Beautiful orange-colored icicle in the Kirnitzschtal valley - close-up

Amazing frozen waterfall in the Gautschgrotte near Hohnstein

Amazing frozen waterfall in the Gautschgrotte near Hohnstein

Orange colored icicles on a sandstone cliff

Orange colored icicles on a sandstone cliff

Red-coloured icicles above the Polenztal valley

Red-coloured icicles above the Polenztal valley

Impressive sight just below Hohnstein

Impressive sight just below Hohnstein

Orange colored frozen waterfall above the Polenztal valley

Orange colored frozen waterfall above the Polenztal valley

Standing at the base of the frozen waterfall at the Gautschgrotte

Standing at the base of the frozen waterfall at the Gautschgrotte

Beautiful orange-colored icicle in the Kirnitzschtal valley

Beautiful orange-colored icicle in the Kirnitzschtal valley

Ice structures on the base of the Gautschgrotte ice pillar

Ice structures on the base of the Gautschgrotte ice pillar

Orange colored frozen waterfall

Orange colored frozen waterfall

Behind a frozen waterfall

Behind a frozen waterfall




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