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The Iron Gates and Djerdap Locks on the River Danube

Cruise along a particularly scenic stretch of the river, as the Danube passes through the southern stretches of the dramatic Carpathian mountains and the foothills of the Balkans to the ‘Iron Gates’, a gorge formed by sheer cliffs. The passage was infamous in ancient times as the water level was much lower, making navigation treacherous. Now the water level has been raised and shipping hazards removed, but the journey is still exciting, and you’ll be able to watch the ship manoeuvre through two locks by the Djerdap power stations.

Watch the video:

Some stills from the video:

Filmed June 2019 with a DJI Osmo Pocket camera.

See my camera equipment list at Equipment List.