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Lake Kerkini (Greek: Λίμνη Κερκίνη), in Greece, is an artificial reservoir that was created in 1932, and then redeveloped in 1980, on the site of what was previously an extremely extensive marshland. Lake Kerkini is one of, if not the, premier birding site in Greece, as it is situated along the migratory flyway for birds en route to the Aegean Sea, the Balkan region, the Black Sea and beyond. The area surrounding Lake Kerkini has been declared a National Nature Reserve and is protected by the International RAMSAR Convention. The lake is a paradise for bird watchers and nature photographers and presents thousands of birds (227 species), riverside forests, extended areas covered with water lilies and a great fish variety. Another unique feature are the buffalo herds in the surrounding area; furthermore, there are at least 10 amphibian species (frogs, salamanders, tritons), five snail species, 19 reptile species (lizards, snakes, turtles) and a great variety of insects, which play an important part in the food chain.
Sunset at Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 24 mm, 1/100 sec at f/ 11, ISO 1000
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Comments

  • eleveneleven
    elevenelevenalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous!!

  • Thank you very much Shannon!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

  • My pleasure Polly!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Polly for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • ser-y-star
    ser-y-staralmost 4 years ago

    beautiful light

  • Thanks a lot!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.

  • Thank you very much Matt!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • eleveneleven
    elevenelevenalmost 4 years ago

    I absolutely love the light in this. Gorgeous work!
    Congrats on your feature !!

  • Many thanks Shannon for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Tim&Paria Sauls
    Tim&Paria Saulsalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work – congrats on the features! :o)

  • Thank you Tim&Paria!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Andi Surjanto
    Andi Surjantoalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely golden light !

  • Yes indeed Andi, thank you!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!! Such wonderful light and colour.

  • Thank you very much Christine!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Angela!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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