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Another picture from the same place as yesterday's photo. The trees have been attacked by bark beetles and died. Before this was dense, impenetrable forest. Through the trees you can now see far to Bavaria (Germany). The trees on the ground have been overturned by the last storm. Many blueberries are now thriving. In autumn, you can fill your stomach here.
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Bohemian Forest, Upper Austria
Sehr dramatisch! Es ist faszinierend, die Natur durch einen anderen Zyklus in der Zeit arbeiten zu sehen.
posted February 11th, 2018  
This is so dramatic ...
posted February 11th, 2018  
this is an epic shot. could work on the poster of some dystopic movie...
posted February 11th, 2018  
Full of drama
posted February 11th, 2018  
gosh....what a tragedy with the trees. When they get attacked in numbers like this there is a very big impact on the environment. Powerful photo
posted February 11th, 2018  
How very sad. Looks like an end of the world shot!
posted February 11th, 2018  
Oh this looks so sad.
posted February 11th, 2018  
Oh my, this is how our forests look after a forest fire. I’m sure sorry your forests are being attacked by this beetle.
posted February 11th, 2018  
Very dramatic
posted February 11th, 2018  
Fantastic shot and processing on this. It really shows the devastation to the forest by the bark beetles.
posted February 11th, 2018  
Very sad
posted February 11th, 2018  
Disaster! However the picture is absolutely appropriate, with that colour of day after the end of the world!
posted February 11th, 2018  
Very atmospheric and sad!
posted February 11th, 2018  
Oh my, that is so sad to see.
posted February 11th, 2018  
Your shot shows the devastation of these once healthy trees. Hopefully, replanting will happen.
posted February 11th, 2018  
A dramatically beautiful shot. Love the tones. We also have bark beetles and they can destroy a forest fairly quickly.
posted February 11th, 2018  
I like this shot particularly. The strong verticals and the dramatic sky.
posted February 11th, 2018  
Thank you for your description after yesterday's shot. Even through disaster, we can find some benefits. That is the beauty of life and as you say, part of the cycle of nature. I like the drama of this shot and the view through the trees to the land beyond.
posted February 11th, 2018  
Looks like the end of the world. Nice composition.
posted February 11th, 2018  
Beautifully captured and processed.
posted February 12th, 2018  
Eerie and foreboding
posted February 12th, 2018  
Wowhee - eerie and beautiful... wow
posted February 12th, 2018  
Wonderful image.
posted February 12th, 2018  
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Thank you for your nice comments!

These dead trees - no green, no leaves, no needles, partly bursted. Not a pretty sight, you could say. But it is the course of nature, and the dead wood is material for new life. And as I thought - even these tree corps have their own expressive aesthetics.
posted February 12th, 2018  
A dramatic capture of the devastation...haunting, silent, sad. Fav.
posted February 12th, 2018  
dramatic
posted February 12th, 2018  
This is like a punch to the gut, but beautiful at the same time.
posted February 13th, 2018  
A very foreboding feel to this shot. How terrible that beetles have taken down this entire forest.
posted February 13th, 2018  
@gardenfolk @overalvandaan @bevoutside @888rachel
Thank you very much for your kind attention!

Yes, the bark beetles have actually destroyed an incredible number of acres of forest. Never before have I seen such a thing in this scale and totality. It is an oppressive feeling at first to go through a forest of towering tree corpses - some tops broken, some uprooted by storms and lying on the ground. - A tree graveyard.
And yet - it is its own aesthetic that radiates this place. A special spirit lives there, who sees everything suspended in a comprehensive whole. And the sadness goes out.
posted February 14th, 2018  
Such devastation ... so sad to see ... but adds so much interest in your image ... :)
posted February 14th, 2018  
πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ’–
posted February 15th, 2018  
@alijchapman @joemuli Thank you, Ali and Joe, for your nice comments!
posted February 15th, 2018  
What a powerful image of a devastating scene!
posted February 19th, 2018  
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