Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Kornati Archipelago, May 2013

Isle of Mrtovac (Dead Man Island)

Images are usually 800 x 533 pixels in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original shots (2048 x 3072 pixels). Copyright (c) P. Jakopin 2013


 


 
17089. View from the north

 
 
 
 


 
17090. View from the ENE

 
 
 
 


 
17091. At the bow of the sailing boat, just before releasing the anchor

 
 
 
 


 
17092. Dinghy lifted to shore for safety, boat and Levrnaka island in the background

 
 
 
 


 
17093. View SE from the SE ridge

 
 
 
 


 
17094. SE wall of the island, islands Borovnik and Balun in the background

 
 
 
 


 
17095. A deposit of calcium carbonate crystals

 
 
 
 


 
17096. The NW - SE wall is karstified to a great extent

 
 
 
 


 
17097. At the side of a pothole, about halfway from the SE tip of the island to the top of the wall, is a plaque with cave's serial number, as registered by SOV (Speleološki Odsjek Velebit) grotto.

 
 
 
 


 
17098. Cave entrance from above

 
 
 
 


 
17099. About 10 meter deep shaft leads into the sea, with an underwater exit in the wall.

 
 
 
 


 
17100. Close view of the sea at cave bottom

 
 
 
 


 
17101. A pyramid-shaped CaCO3 crystal

 
 
 
 


 
17102. Kidney vetch, Anthyllis vulneraria subsp. praepropera, ranjak

 
 
 
 


 
17103. Kidney vetch grows on the island in abundance

 
 
 
 


 
17104. Iris pseudopallida, jadranska perunika

 
 
 
 


 
17105. Grass lily, Ornithogalum umbellatum, ptičje mleko in Slovenian

 
 
 
 


 
17106. Horseshoe vetch, Hippocrepis comosa, navadna podkvica in Slovenian

 
 
 
 


 
17107. Beaked hawksbeard, Crepis vesicaria, mehurjasti dimek in Slovenian

 
 
 
 


 
17108. Common hollyhock, Alcea rosea, sljez in Croatian, rožlin in Slovenian

 
 
 
 


 
17109. View from the island's SE plateau to the NE isthmus

 
 
 
 


 
17110. Dugootočka zečina, Centaurea ragusina, growing from the wall near the island's top

 
 
 
 


 
17111. View down the 15 meter precipice from the island's top, with many tufts of Centaurea ragusina

 
 
 
 


 
17112. Lady's mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris, vrkuta in Croatian, plahtica in Slovenian

 
 
 
 


 
17113. View NW across the wall

 
 
 
 


 
17115. Grass lily and kidney vetch

 
 
 
 


 
17116. Dugootočka zečina, Centaurea ragusina, in the meadow

 
 
 
 


 
17117. Ship Bočac passing by on the outer side of the island, direction NW

 
 
 
 


 
17118. White hedge-nettle, Prasium majus

 
 
 
 


 
17119. Alkanet bugloss, Alkanna tinctoria, looks like forget-me-not (spominčica in Slovenian) but is different

 
 
 
 


 
17120. Morning glory, Calystegia soldanella, primorski slak in Slovenian

 
 
 
 


 
17121. Grass lily

 
 
 
 


 
17122. Smooth golden fleece, Urospermum dalechampii, repatka in Slovenian

 
 
 
 


 
17123. Smooth golden fleece

 
 
 
 


 
17124. The wall and the sea

 
 
 
 


 
17125. Chimney bellflower, Campanula pyramidalis, piramidasta zvončnica in Slovenian; it probably did not bloom yet.

 
 
 
 


 
17126. View SE from top of the island

 
 
 
 


 
17127. At the top of the island

 
 
 
 


 
17128. View NW from top of the island, Dugi otok island far away, islands Obručan Mali and Obručan Veli in the proximity

 
 
 
 


 
17129. View north with islands Obručan Veli and Levrnaka in the proximity, Kornat in the background

 
 
 
 


 
17130. View NE to the isthmus and Levrnaka island

 
 
 
 


 
17131. Dugootočka zečina, Centaurea ragusina on the rock above the sea

 
 
 
 


 
17132. View from top of the wall to the SE

 
 
 
 


 
17133. A large tuft of kadulja, Salvia officinalis, žajbelj in Slovenian

 
 
 
 


 
17134. Kadulja, Salvia officinalis, up close

 
 
 
 


 
17135. View NNW across the shrubs, Obručan Veli, Levrnaka and Kornat islands in the background

 
 
 
 


 
17136. Above the coastline there is grass with lonely shrubs

 
 
 
 


 
17139. View of Mrtovac from the sea, from SE

 
 
 
 


 
17140. Mrtovac and Obručan Veli from the SE

 
 
 
 


   I - Getting there   III - From Isle of Mrtovac to Isle of Žirje  




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