Amazing works of art by Mother Nature captured in the Partnach Gorge on a cold winter’s day – approx. -15°C. The walkway gouged out next to the natural gorge is about 750 metres long and well worth a visit at any time of year but particularly spectacular with the icicles mid winter. The walls of the gorge are up to 80 m high.

The lower entrance to the gorge on the river Partnach is located a couple of kilometres from the Olympic Ski Jumping Stadium in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Location: Partnach Gorge, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany. February 2012.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm. Captured in RAW and converted to JPG in ViewNX2.0. No post-pro.

Featured in Volcanoes, Earths Geology and Atmosphere, The Magic of the Camera, Caves, Canyons, Cliffs & Craters

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalf10 months ago

    Fantastic capture!!

  • Colin, thank you!!

    – Kasia-D

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalyn10 months ago

    WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!

  • THANK YOU!! It was VERY cold that day but SO beautiful…. Grazie…

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brown9 months ago

    I don’t like cauliflower but I do like this :o) xx

  • I love cauliflower so may that is why this appealed to me:-) But I’d break my teeth trying to bite through this one! Thanks, mate!

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brown9 months ago

    I think you may break more than your teeth Kasia :o) lol

  • Haha – I kept away from the edge in case I broke my cam;-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brown9 months ago

    I think you would’ve broke a few other things too!
    Lens cover, hood, lippy stick & maybe even a finger nail or two!

  • Aargh! Good that I didn’t:-))

    – Kasia-D

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG9 months ago

  • Graham, thank you very much for the feature in this great group. I’m honoured!

    – Kasia-D

  • Kasia Nowak
    Kasia Nowak9 months ago


  • Thank you very much, Kasia!

    – Kasia-D

  • Jan Timmons
    Jan Timmons9 months ago

    Good dynamic range and story of coldness here. Good shot!

  • Jan, thank you for your appreciative comment!

    – Kasia-D

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngel9 months ago

    wonderful photo .. many congrats on been in the top five

  • Great news! Thank you for letting me know!

    – Kasia-D

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngel8 months ago

    Stunning Photo .. Huge Congrats

    Please look HERE to see your photo on the groups homepage

  • And a HUGE thank you! Very much appreciated.

    – Kasia-D

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