|Copyright: George Gialaouzidis (lc4giala)
|Date Taken: 2010-02-16|
|Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax 18-250 3.5-6.3, RAW|
|Exposure: f/16, 1/640 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-03-07 1:01|
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|The Zazari Lake|
In Greece there are a lot of places little known to the majority of travellers. One of them is the enchanting paradise of the Zazari lake.
Just a few klms southern of the Aetos village, hidden behind a foothill, it spreads its blue surface. In its shore rests the Limnochori village, the only thorp of the region next to water. All around it through the wattles and marshes spreads an extensive net of forestal paths. Human intervention is restricted and the area has been classified as one of the major natural habitats of Greece, under the Natura 2000 project.
There have been recorded 7 different amphibian species (among them 185 kinds of frogs, which helps explain the lack of mosqitos during summertime!), lots of reptiles and fresh water fishes, like the grivadi, the turna, the glaeni and the plateka.
Here live, as well, 141 kinds of birds, among them a few kinds of herons and some of the rarest birds of prey, like the golden eagle, the sea eagle and the hawk eagle.
And you also get the amazing glittering surface of the lake, the light splashing into billion sparkles.
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