Friday, April 10, 2015

The Secluded Forest [Part 3/3]: Deep Forest

We have arrived at the end of the "Secluded Forest" photo series, and I truly believe that I have saved the best images for last. This last stretch of the hike took us into the deep parts of the forest. After having crossed the river Sanica by foot in the previous part, the dirt road took us now along the mountain edge, further into the unknown.


This is a multi-part travel series. Other parts include:
Part One: Into the Wilderness
Part Two: Along the River Stream
Part Three: Deep Forest


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Sounds of Nature

After we crossed the river we walked for about 10 more minutes until we arrived at the next stop of our journey. It was a lonely part of the coast, where you can reach the river and enjoy the sights. Beni stayed on the road, obviously bothered by the sounds of nature.


I really liked this place, because you could enjoy the small waterfalls and see them up close. The green moss is covering all of the rocks, and this adds special interest to the shots.


Deep Woods

We finally made it to the last stretch of the hike. Now we had arrived in the deepest parts of the woods. The bare trees were hanging over us, and I could only imagine the sights here when spring comes back in full swing.




Unusual sights

There were two more sights, that caught my attention. One was a huge rock that fell from the mountain on a tree, and the other...

... was this, almost mythical, rock covered in moss in the middle of the river.


Return

This is as far as we made it on that day. It was late afternoon as we reached another part of the road where the river had cut through the road. But we didn't make this crossing. We had to return in order ti make it back before dark. But this didn't stop us from lingering here in the deep forest for a while and taking in the amazing sights.



Beni was starting to get tired, but he was a real pro in jumping from one rock to the other.





Out of the Woods

The journey back took as long as getting there obviously, but the sights were different when we returned. That really fascinated me. It was almost as if we were traveling for the first time, when we made the way back.





"Catch up guys!"



Mountain Sights

We had made our way out of the woods, and before we returned to the car, I made some more shots of the surrounding mountain Prenj. We weren't really able to see it, while in the woods, but from here you could see it all.




We returned to the car, and made our way back home. A really enjoyable Saturday came to an end, and I hope you enjoyed this series.


The End

33 comments:

  1. It has been a magical series with brilliant photograhy. Many thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your visits.

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  2. A truly magical hike, with wondrous sights. I like your statement about seeing a place anew, if only because of a change of perspective. I imagine by now everything's dressed in spring finery.

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    1. I need to go back once everything is green.

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  3. What a great hike. Thanks for taking us along.

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  4. Such a beautiful hike! And, I always love to see Beni enjoying himself.

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    1. He really did have a great time. :)

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  5. Oh, a great hike indeed, Mersad, and it is always fun to see Beni!! Love the rushing water!! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  6. A mossy, magical place. Excellent photos! :)

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  7. What a beautifully documented walk in the woods. That forest looks ancient with all the moss and broken rocks. Lovely series.

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  8. these woods could be used in a book of fairy tales. some of them i can imagine Hansel and Gretel in them.

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    1. I thought about that as well :) Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Another great series Mersad. I'm sure it's even prettier once the trees have leafed out.

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    1. I'm confident of that as well.

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  10. Beni is such a cute dog! I love the snow-capped mountain peaks! Stunning photos!

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  11. The mossy creek reminds of our streams here in Oregon. Nice shots of the mountains. Thanks for taking us along on your hike.

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  12. The emerald moss on the rocks and the greeny-blue colour of the river add to the magical feel of the forest.

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  13. Skoro da mogu osjetiti miris sume sa tvojih fotografija...

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  14. Ahhh, love these photos :-) I love hikes in the forest!

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    1. http://lisacomperry.blogspot.com/2015/04/armand-bayou-nature-walk.html

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  15. The deep, deep moss adds some excellent character to these scenes. They convey the feeling that nothing has happened here in two centuries.

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  16. Bei diesen Bildern, vor allem mit dem Wasser und dem Moos, fühle ich mich wie in einem Zauberwald. Ganz toll lieber Mersad.

    Wünsche dir und deiner Familie ein schönes Wochenende und sende viele Grüsse

    N☼va

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  17. Amazing pictures. I thought the ones with the waterfalls and moss covered rocks almost didn't look real...so pretty. I had no idea there were waterproof cell phones that could take pictures underwater. Great pictures. Enjoyed my visit.

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  18. Good lord! These photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  19. How pretty! What a movie set it would make. I bet the aromas of the forest were wonderful, too.

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  20. Your landscape images are amazing as always Mersad. So crips and clear one almost feels as if one was there.

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  21. Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Much of our world obviously looks very similar. I have seen many of the rivers, trees, mountains, rocks in our nation when I've been driving and about in many years. Made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Please come link up these wonderful captures at this week's Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) here:
    http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/cat-on-ladder.html

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  24. Such a pretty place to take a hike.

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  25. Again, a really gorgeous wood! I really love all that moss! The shot with the walking stick made me think of Gandalf...maybe not Snow White terrain, but Hobbit? :-) The mountain is truly striking!

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