The virgin forests of Poland are a reminder of the nature that covered much of Europe. Successions of oaks, ash trees, linden trees, elms and other types of trees, along with ferns, mosses, and mushrooms.
These forests still host such iconic species as the European bison, the gray wolf, the lynx, and the moose.
This gallery shows some of the landscapes and animals from two of the most famous parks in Eastern Poland: Bialowieza National Park and Biebrza National Park.
A european bison (Bison bonasus) in Bialowieza National Park.
A red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Bialowieza National Park.
A european red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) within the Bialowieza Strict Reserve, the most protected area of the national park.
The Bialowieza forests during a summer storm.
After sunset, a group of common cranes (Grus grus) fly over the skies of Biebrza National Park.
The rays of dawn among the trees of Bialowieza National Park.
A white stork (Ciconia ciconia) flying near the Narew River.
A moose (Alces alces) grazing in Biebrza National Park.
A red fox (Vulpes vulpes) illuminated by the orange light of dawn. Bialowieza National Park.
The characteristic infinite meadows of Biebrza National Park.