|Copyright: Grosu Lucian (Luke)
|Date Taken: 2009-07-04|
|Categories: Mountain, Sky|
|Camera: Fuji FinePix A800|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/450 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-03-17 4:01|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Morning above 2000 m near Pietrosu peak|
Lake Iezer is situated in the Rodnei Mountains National Park in the Northern Romanian Carpathians.
The Rodnei Mountains National Park is the biggest protected area in northern Romania, and the main object of nature tourism in Maramureş. The park, which covers the whole Rodna massif, extends to the territory of two counties, Maramureş and Bistriţa-Năsăud.The highest peak is Pietrosu,and it has 2303 meters.
The fauna includes the brown bear (Ursus arctos),red deer (Cervus elaphus) and several protected or endangered species like the lynx (Lynx lynx), chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), marmot (Marmota marmota), capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), black grouse (Tetrao tetrix), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), lesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina), raven (Corvus corax), eagle owl (Bubo bubo).
Famous in the region are the chamois, repopulated between 1962-1967, and the marmots, colonized in 1973. Because of its diverse and valuable fauna and flora,with over 7.000 species, in 1979 the area was declared a biosphere reserve within the framework of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme.
There are also numerous traces of the passing of glaciers: alpine peaks and abrupt wild valleys that form spectacular glacial hollows. On the northern slope there are three such hollows: Zănoaga Mică, Zănoaga Mare and Zănoaga Iezerului, separated by the ridges of Turnu Roşu and Piciorul Moşului. Zănoaga Iezerului is the biggest hollow with the oval-shaped Lake Iezer that,from above,resembles the Romanian territory. On the southern side there is the Buhăescu-Rebra hollow, with Buhăescu Mare waterfall and Tăurile Buhăescului, four little glacial lakes. At the western border of the reserve is a laboratory used for scientific research.
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