Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Tight Passage to the Bright Future

December 15, 2018, 26 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. Names of cave parts were given by the photographer. The most visible event participants in the pictures and related persons: Klemen Kramar, Matija Perne, Lojze Blatnik, Tjaša Vezovnik, Matic Di Batista and Špela Borko, Uroš Kunaver, Nataša Sivec.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2018.

At the Forest Road South of the Petnjak Collapsed Doline


42736. Matija, Lojze, Špela and Uroš about to descend 150 m down to caving action



42737 - 42739. Panoramic view of the northern collapsed doline wall from the south



42740. Slightly closer view of the cave entrance from the doline rim, center right in the previous picture



42741 - 42743. Panoramic view of the cave entrance from outside, from the access trail



42744. Matija is descending down the trail, already past the entrance.



42745 - 42747. Panoramic view of the cave entrance from the inside



42748. View of the entrance and the gravel slope below it from the entrance hall



42749. The trail to the eastern chamber winds down the slope of the entrance hall, past several large calcite heaps.



42752. Cypress calcite pillar, at the bottom part of the chamber, view upwards, towards the exit



42756. Calcite flows in the upper part of the eastern chamber



42757. The photographer just slipped out of the narrow passage which separates the eastern chamber from the entrance hall.



42758. Mid-morning snack at the forest track: bread, prosciutto, black cumin oil, garlic, cooked red lentils, oatmeal cookies, homemade peach jam, aronia juice with hot water



42760. View of the cave entrance from the plateau above the continuation passage, Nataša



42759. Some belongings of the digging team, left on the plateau above the narrow passage which leads to the excavation site



42761. Three bones, about 25 cm in length, on the partly rounded small rocks



42762. Matic on (temporary) return from the digging site ...



42763. ... followed by Špela ...



42764. ... Uroš ...



42765. ... and Matija



42766. Parts of the passage really are tight, but here the chamber allowed the making of this picture of Lojze. The photographer however did not have enough room to hold the phone camera in proper position and be able to look at its screen at the same time. Klemen's companion however could see it and with her help the picture could be made.



42767. Klemen, in good mood



42769. Another shot of Lojze, he barely managed to get his face into the frame



42770. Tjaša, a portrait between the ceiling and the floor



42771. View from the exit of the narrow parts, towards the entrance hall and the exit



42772. A composition of four moths on the calcite wall



42773. Last sunrays of the day on the pines at the southwestern rim of Petnjak




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