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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.
- The human intervention usually retracts or takes negative action against the natural processes, Kerkini lake is a rare example, where the gentle human handling had the exact opposite result.
Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 24 mm, 1/160 sec at f/ 11, ISO 400
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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This image is also in the Images of Greece Calendar 2014

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureabout 2 years ago

    Lovely pastoral scene and wonderful information Konstantinos. Something so very soothing, tranquil and enticing about your image. Ahhh, thanks for the spot of relaxation!

  • Ohhh Sylvia, you ’ve got it right, that was my intention to show from the beginning, when “I saw” the picture. Many thanks!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding composition and such warm light.

  • It is 6:45 in the morning Bob, that’s why there is such a warm light! Thanks a lot for your comment!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Kurt Rahn
    Kurt Rahnabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Kurt!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • IoannisArvas
    IoannisArvasabout 2 years ago

    Διαύγεια, χρωματικοί τόνοι, φως γλυκό !

  • Είναι 6:45 το πρωί, γι’ αυτό έχουμε αυτή τη διάυγεια και το φως! Thanks a lot Ioannis, I am glad you like it!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 08/03/2012

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  • Many thanks for the feature Deborah!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Kim!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeabout 2 years ago

    So wonderful paisaje !

  • Thank you very much cieloverde!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 2 years ago

    A very interesting narrative with this image love it

  • Thanks a lot Malcom, I am glad you enjoyed it!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago

    Many thanks to the Greece and all things Hellenic group for the feature!

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