26 December 2020 / Lesser Poland Voivodeship

Year 2020 in 12 Photos - July

Year 2020 in 12 Photos - July

Almost everybody would agree that the passing year 2020 was a special one. For me it meant switching from travel-intensive work (155 flights last year!) to home office. It also meant more hiking in my home country than travelling abroad. Let me share my impressions of the Year 2020 in 12 Photos - July.

Photo of the month

I spent every Saturday of July hiking. Most of it was the **Beskid Niski **(the Low Beskids) mountains, Poland. The name of the range may suggest the mountains are not worth being mentioned. One couldn't be more wrong. The mountains are remote, beautiful and many times challenging. Therefore all my July photos will be from the Beskid Niski mts.

My pick for photo of the month is a fire salamander. Fresh after a heavy rain, the salamander was sunbathing on my path. I approached really close and it didn't escape. It may thought its colors made it invisible. Anyhow, I was able to take this great photo.

Fire Salamander in Beskid Niski, Poland
Fire Salamander in Beskid Niski, Poland

Runner Up

The second photo was taken in the same vicinity, a day later. My friend and I started hiking early in the morning. The day would be hot and sunny, but at 6am the morning mists were still hovering around. We saw a beautiful white horse, alone on a pasture. I love the tranquility and calm of the photo.

A horse in morning mist, Beskid Niski mts, Poland
A horse in morning mist, Beskid Niski mts, Poland

Also on the podium

The third photo is not an animal. It is a former orthodox, now roman catholic church in Kotań, Poland. I am not orthodox nor catholic, but I love those old, wooden churches. They typically sit in small villages and tell a story of a local community. In this case, it's a sad story of people displaced from here by History.

Wooden church in Kotań, Poland
Wooden church in Kotań, Poland

Stay Tuned

This was the seventh post in the series Year 2020 in 12 Photos - July. I will post consecutive months over the last 12 days of December 2020. Stay tuned!

Previously in the series (PeakD links):
January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020
May 2020
June 2020

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