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Krimmel Falls - Austria - 20/08/2003

By Bowline
It wasn't until after I had finished sorting this image in Photoshop, that I noticed the people on the opposite bank. That made me realise just how majestic these falls are. I also realised I had made a risky ascent in order to get the shot. I suppose I was safe enough, but I didn't realise until later, that there was a sheer drop about five yards ahead of me; straight into the river!

Theses falls are the tallest in Austria. They are also subject to freezing in Winter. The icy cold water starts from the Krimmler Ache glacier and there are three main drops, over a total of 380 metres. During the Summer months these are flowing, but in the middle of Winter the sun rarely reaches the falls.

Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Waterfalls rivers austria europe

Voters: vandalp, jonny_greentree, andrewrit and 20 more

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vandalp 12
23 Feb 2009 7:15PM
Amazing shot, well worth the risk, glad you are safe.

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23 Feb 2009 7:17PM
Absolutely stunning capture
23 Feb 2009 7:19PM
Lovely shot of the Krimmel Waterfall hasn't changed much in the 20 odd years since I visited it.
23 Feb 2009 7:23PM
The rainbows are brilliant from the top. Great shot. Ken
23 Feb 2009 8:22PM
impressive scene
motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 8:24PM
Lovely scene, and great comp.
Bowline 13 28 England
23 Feb 2009 8:43PM

Quote:Lovely shot of the Krimmel Waterfall hasn't changed much in the 20 odd years since I visited it.

Thanks for that correction Steve. I hadn't noticed! Better not go so close again then!

My thanks in general for the comments folks.
koka 12 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 7:37AM
a great capture. I love the line of the grass taking me into the falls. Katie
ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 7:51AM
Very nice shot..
Would love to go there now my self...
It very well taken...

Mavis 18 143 2 England
24 Feb 2009 8:31AM
Looks like a thunderous drop of Falls . Very well taken . The larger view is breath-taking and added bonus of being able to see the tiny people for scale on the opposite bank . " Fools rush in " glad you weren't aware of the shear drop till afterwards Smile
HectorRivera 12 17 1 United States
8 Sep 2009 7:20PM

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