Lake Ohrid... One of the World's Oldest Lakes

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Lake Ohrid is one of the world's oldest lake, formed millions of years ago on the western side of the Dinaric Alps by geotectonic depressions (as were similarly ancient lakes Titicaca in Peru and Baikal in Siberia). This ancient body of water is home to the European eel, which comes to Lake Ohrid from its birthplace thousands of miles away in the Sargasso Sea. The eel lives in Lake Ohrid for 10 years, then returns to the Sargasso to spawn and die, leaving its progeny to repeat the process after birth.

The earliest scientific studies, undertaken in the course of the 19th century, showed that, as one of the oldest lakes in the world, it has preserved primeval life - forms which no longer exist in other places or only exist as fossils. The importance of the lake was further emphasized when it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979 and when, in 2010, NASA decided to name one of Titan's lakes after Lake Ohrid.

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Magnificent photo! Like!

Fabio Roman on April 18, 2011

Beautiful place & shot! Like

Best regards - Fabio

briantravelman on April 19, 2011

man nice!

greetings from california

Yuliya S. on July 3, 2011

Wonderful composition with great colors ● All the best ♥ Yuliya

Jean-Louis Delegue on July 3, 2011

Thank you very much Yuliya S. for your kind comment and like. Greetings, Jean-Louis.

FotOlga on August 6, 2011

Very beautiful picture! L. Greetings

Elena Belloso on September 2, 2011

Hi Stojan Toshe Nikolov

Thanks! for agreeing to mienbro group


Best wishes from Spain Elena

mateszilv on September 12, 2011

Wonderful sight.

M.Böcherer on September 26, 2011

Very beautiful place, fine image, i like it!

Best Regards, Manfred

efejota. ¿VIEWS?, NO… on October 23, 2011

A paradise and a great shot



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ArvindKatoch's Photo… on November 27, 2011

Very Nice Location, Liked

highfly75 on November 30, 2011

Beautiful picture like

Regards from Germany

Rodrigo Chavez Nesta… on December 4, 2011

Very beautiful shot. Congratulations, LIKE. Greetings from Perú. Rodrigo.

christian caffin on December 19, 2011

What a beautiful place! I like it! Cheers, Christian

Bert Keegstra on January 6, 2012

Lovely landscape! Like. Warm regards and best wishes for 2012, Bert

photo Kazia on January 9, 2012

Very well composed and interesting picture! Like your coastal shore line directing viewer’s eye towards single standing rock. Crystal, clear water. Like.

briantravelman on January 31, 2012

Wow! That is some beautiful water! Looks like paradise! Wish I could've gone there!

Greetings from California

Uğur Özyurt ( uO © ) on February 2, 2012

very nice place good shot.greetings L449

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