Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Rožmanov dimnik Cave
Fatal Attraction

April 24, 2019, 14 pictures

          Most images are approximately 768 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of the picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Cave spider was identified by Jožek Košir - Cox.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2019.

44147. The cave is situated below the wall of a hillside cut, along an ancient railroad track which was put out of use long ago. A stone's throw from the cave this half of a pit in the wall of the cut can be seen, the other was removed during the railroad construction.



44132. View north from the track where the cave is near ...



44148. ... and a view south



44133. The entrance is hidden in the bush, it can only be discovered by careful observation when slowly passing by.



44134. Entrance up close ...



44135. ... and a view towards the inside.



44137. Escargot, Helix pomatia, vrtni polž in Slovenian, at the side of the entrance



44141. View out from the cave. The rock plates in front are made of softer, light brick-red coloured stone and originate in the left wall. About 33 years ago a man from the village was excavating those plates and triggered their collapse which crushed him to death.



44145. Rock plates up close, the longest is about 1.5 m long.



44140. View up from the entrance chamber, into a chimney (dimnik in Slovenian) which gets more and more narrow. Black dot upper right is ...



44138. ... a lesser horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus hipposideros, mali podkovnjak in Slovenian, on the southern wall of the chimney.



44142. Orbweaving cave spider, Meta menardi, veliki jamski pajek in Slovenian, on the same wall



44143. Snakelike calcite concretion below the chimney



44146. A selfie in the entrance, camera is turned towards the outside.



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