Tatra Mountains can be considered as one of the most wild part of Carpathian Mountains. The mountains are located in the northern corner of Slovakia (at the border with Poland). This area is homeland for many rare and endangered species and also host the largest fragment of wilderness in Tatra National Park, Slovakia.
American photographer Jim O’Donnell visited this area and we can read and learnt from his impression:
ON A DARK, PLUNGING SLOPE thick with spruce, Austrian wolf biologist Gudrun and a local forest ranger by the name of Vlado are poking at — and sniffing — a pile of feces.
“Lynx,” concludes Gudrun. “But everyone is coming through here.” She points to scratching from brown bears on the tree trunks, and to fur hanging from the branches. “Wolf too, perhaps,” she says pointing to another pile of feces just a few meters away. It is the wolves we hope to find. Wolves are seen as the symbol of wild lands the world over…
More about Jim’s experience can be read….