High Tatras
Olympus E-M1

High Tatra Mountains (Olympus E-M1)

The High Tatra Mountains are a beautiful mountain range located along the border  of northern Slovakia in the Prešov Region, and southern Poland in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. They are part of the Tatra Mountains and the Carpathians.

It is an alpine mountain range with peaks up to 2.655 metres (Gerlachovský štít). Although not small in height, the High Tatras are referred to as the smallest alpine mountain range in the world considering the length of the main ridge of just 27 kilometers.

In June 2017 I took the chance to visit Zakopane and the High Tatras. It is crowded by many tourists but still this is a place really worth visiting.

On some photos you can see the signs of the bark beetle which together with a severe orkan in the Tatra Mountains a few years ago lead to countless dead spruce trees as a result of a less diversified forest.