Lake Ohrid... Somewhere Between Heaven & Earth

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Lake Ohrid is one of the world's oldest lakes, 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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ganzilotomich, on April 6, 2011

Parabéns por esta linda imagem.


♦♣ powell ♠♥ on April 6, 2011

great picture! beautiful beach. ~like~ greetings - paul

Aca Srbin on April 6, 2011

Izuzetno dobar snimak! L3 pozdrav :)

Raingard Ricklefs on April 6, 2011

Sehr schön, mit dem einzelnen Felsen und den verschiedenen Wasserfarben ! dickes Lob ! LG RR

zw22wz on April 6, 2011

漂亮的风景!Very Beautiful scenery!!!



Auko Mensinga on April 6, 2011

Fantastic photo YS + LIKE Greetings Auko.

Martin Bring on April 7, 2011

Perfect photo of a perfect destination. + like

Greetings from the Evergreen State,


Urszula K. on April 7, 2011

Wonderful photo with such amazing colours!

Like this one and the others too!

Best regards, Urszula.

Louis Jean B on April 7, 2011

Beau site. Excellente photo. J'aime.

ESTITXU Bilbao on April 7, 2011

Very beautiful selection, like sincere greetings Estitxu.

gio bernabei e betta on April 7, 2011

ciao, a like for this beautiful photo! Thank you very much for your visit, your comment and your vote for my Second Prize in Panoramio february Contest With sympathy, Good luck and greeting from Gio and Betta

Ahmet Bekir on April 7, 2011

Mnogu ubava serija na fotki od prekrasniot Ohrid, liked prijatele, pozdrav od Skopje, Ahmet

p.s. od odamna ste vo mojata lista na omileni fotograferi

Mehmet Güçlü on April 7, 2011

Perfect picture and landscape. Like

And especially thank you very much for your kind message.

Best wishes, OLYMPIST

stedinger85 on April 7, 2011

Hello Stojan, once again a wonderful picture with a perfect composition and fantastic colours. Like 16

Best wishes to Macedonia


dziwnowik on April 7, 2011

FANTASTIC !!!!! ~ YS & L

Christos Theodorou on April 7, 2011

Wonderful capture - Best regards from Athens

Georgi Todorov on April 8, 2011

Very beautiful colors!Like

Panos T. Mourlas on April 8, 2011

Excellent photo! Like+Fv. Greetings from Greece!

Dear Panoramio Friends,

Многу ви благодарам, muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, vielen dank, grazie mille, σας ευχαριστώ πολύ, большое спасибо, hvala vam vrlo mnogo, muito obrigado, děkuji moc, dziękuję bardzo, köszönöm szépen, mulţumesc mult, çok teşekkür ederim... thank you very much... for your visit and your kind praise. I wish you Happy Easter Holidays! Best wishes from Ohrid & Macedonia.

patano on April 8, 2011

Very good enquadre !! Beautiful shot !

Kind regards and greetings from


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