Lakeland, as well as the neighbouring regions of the Biebrza
and Mazury Garbate, is a dreamland for both professional and
This is why this part of Poland has become an area where famous
photographers practice their art. Already before the war Jan
Bułhak used to photograph Suwałki Region and Włodzimierz Puchalski
organised here "bloodless hunting" after the war. His work was
continued by such masters of natural photography as Włodzimierz
Łapiński living by Lake Wigry, the author of albums Pojednanie
z lasem (Reconciliation with the Forest) and Wielki bór (A Big
Forest). Also Wiktor Wołkow from Supra¶l in Knyszyńska Primeval
Forest has been "hunting" with his camera in Biebrza Region
and Suwałki Region for more than thirty years. He is the author
of such albums as Biebrza (The Biebrza), Krzyże (Crosses) and
dozens of exhibitions. In the last few years, Darek Karp from
Augustów, Jan Krasnodębski from Sejny and younger photographers
such as Jarosław Borejszo, Piotr Malczewski, Lech Krzysztofiak
and Marek Mi¶ collected a lot of trophies hunting animals with
their cameras. Augustów, Romincka, Borecka Primeval Forests
and the Biebrza valley are areas of forests, rivers and lakes
abound in a variety of animals and plants. They
provide unique conditions in which nature can be photographed
and where one can hunt with a camera such animals as elk, deer,
wolf, beaver, white-tailed eagle, crane, black grouse, wood
grouse, dragon fly, butterfly, cockchafer, reptiles and amphibians.
One can also take photographs of sunrises and sunsets, mist
patches, villages and idyllic landscape. Diversified postglacial
lie of Suwałki Region is so attractive, that one is always tempted
to preserve all its picturesque corners on a film. Regional
photographers from Suwałki, like Stanisław Wo¶, Piotr Bułanow
and Ewa Przytuła who are the authors of many exhibitions across
the country, know it very well. However, Suwałki Region landscape
with its natural beauty is not only for professional photographers.
An amateur, tourist, holiday-maker, anyone sensitive to the
beauty of nature, anyone who will remember to take his camera
on his tour, will find his own paths and things worth photographing.
It might be the beginning of a new passion. After all, even
the best photographers started as amateurs!
area especially attractive for practicing bloodless hunts is the
Biebrza valley with its rich flora and fauna and unique lowland
and marshy landscape.
The river floats across the whole area of Biebrza National Park.
Paths and marked trails run from the road deep into the valley.
A tourist who likes photography will find here campsites, private
houses and guest rooms with the Park's administration.
Those who like shooting landscape, will find amazing views and picturesque
corners in the northern Suwałki Region. It is easy to find accommodation
for one night as well as for a longer period of time. Another area
of unquestionable value for photographers of nature is Augustów
Primeval Forest, easy to reach on foot, on a bike and to some extent
by car or bus.
F. Chopina 8a (tel. 567 54 77), Chłodna 8a (tel. 566 36 89); J.
Korczaka 2a (tel. 566 51 47); T. Noniewicza 12a (tel. 566 65 49);
T. Noniewicza 73 (tel. 565 17 17; A. Patli 3 (tel. 565 54 85); Utrata
2b (tel. 566 76 04).
Hoża 5 (tel. 643 24 66); Mostowa 4 (tel. 643 35 64); 3 Maja 4 (tel.
643 51 33).
¦w. Agata square 6 (tel. 516 24 16).
Information Center, Augustów tel./fax (087) 643 28 83
Suwałki Region Promotion Center, Suwałki tel./fax (087) 565 11 22
SIRT, Suwałki, tel./fax (087) 566 54 94 566 58 72
The Society For Sejny and Sejny Region Development "Ziemia Sejneńska",
Sejny tel./fax (087)5163400
Suwałki Center of Information "Mewa", Suwałki 566 69 69