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On hike through the snowy swamp (4)

On hike through the snowy swamp (4)

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Mark Billiau.

World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

On hike through the snowy swamp (4)

Winter was here with bitter cold temperatures far below zero, a biting northeastern wind, not much snow (but better than nothing) and sunny conditions.
Perfect weather for me to make a hike.

This landscape shot shows the snow covered swampy peat moors of ‘Hohes Venn’.
‘Hohes Venn’ is the greatest (4500 ha) and oldest National Park of Belgium and the most unique nature biotope in the land.
The whole area is vast and desolate. It consists mainly of swamps which can only be traversed by using the wooden paths that were made by the local foresters.


Deep in the forsaken and by bitter cold frozen swamps, one could nearly hear the silence.
At a chill temperature of -20° (real -15°), I suppose I was the only moving living thing in that wide area.
A most profound experience !

Location : Brackvenn

A big thanks to willy ombret for the kindly nomination of this picture !

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