Primož Jakopin, photo diary

From the Western Foot of Špilj Hill to Ledenica pri Planinci Cave
Deep Down

May 18, 2019, 15 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. Flowers were identified by Luka Pintar.

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

44268. Bulgarian columbine, Aquilegia nigricans, velecvetna orlica in Slovenian, on a south facing forest clearing



44269. A gravel slope leads down to the cave (it is 125 m long and 75 m deep) bottom - view from close to top of it towards the entrance ...



44270. ... and from the mid-slope.



44276. View down, towards the bottom, from the same standpoint.



44271. The slope is a bit nasty and a long stick (2 m) comes in very handy - view up from just above the cave bottom. The slope reminds one of Vranja jama cave entrance, it is smaller but steeper.



44272. The northern wall of the bottom hall has some calcite deposits, and an interesting detail bottom left in the picture ...



44273. ... here backlit ...



44274. ... and with side (front) illumination. The shape bottom right is nothing suspicious, it is just the top of a long walking stick.



44275. View to the opposite, southern wall of the bottom hall



44277. View up the slope, the ascent is much easier and faster than the descent.



44278. In this view from the rim of the cave collapse the tunnel to the bottom is middle-left.



44279. Aposeris foetida, smrdljivka or svinjska laknica or smrdljivi regrat (stinking dandelion) in Slovenian. There is no suitable name in English.



44280. Views around Planinca, against the late sun: at the road entrance to the village, with dandelion puffs in the foreground ...



44281. ... access to a meadow mid-village ...



44282. ... and on the forest trail leading back to Preserje.



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