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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Comments (303)

Marco Balsinha on May 22, 2011

Great shot, Like, greetings from Portugal

millotaurus 1-NO VIE… on May 22, 2011

wow...L :-)

Bozor Magdi on May 22, 2011

Wonderful place and shot, like

greetings, Magdi

OPAPAYA on May 22, 2011

LIKE 172 & VOTE

Greetings from Germany

Christian

Filippo Bilotti on May 23, 2011

Hola,**.


Esta foto me gusta,LIKE173........VOTADA.


Saludos desde Caracas.


Para todos los amigos de Panoramio.


Alma Llanera 2.26

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, shumë falemnderit... Many thanks… for your visit, votes and your praise. Greetings from City of Ohrid & Macedonia.

Camel Li on May 24, 2011

very nice place enjoy sunshine like29...........greetings from hongkong

Photo-GR on May 24, 2011

Fantastic place!

LIKE!

漂亮妈咪 on May 24, 2011

Beautiful sky, sea, mountains; too beautiful. Wonderful combination, I really like it.

Aleks� on May 24, 2011

This is great! Excellent work! Greetings. Like

Zelia Waltrick on May 24, 2011

Wonderful scenery, excellent photo!! Like

Best wishes, Zélia

Kent Hunt on May 24, 2011

It's beautiful. L

Thanks for your visit and comments.

Greetings from the USA,

goldnberyl

Sanjay Poudyal on May 25, 2011

Beautiful sky, clean sea,like.

maurodiotto & mara on May 25, 2011

Wonderful coastal view, great shot. LIKE180, if i found in contest i'll vote! Greetings and best wishes from Mauro.

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, shumë falemnderit... Many thanks… for your visit, votes and your praise. Greetings from City of Ohrid & Macedonia.

FSathler on May 25, 2011

WOnderful place...LIKE

Melsen Felipe on May 26, 2011

Maravillosa composición y lugar, espero verla en el concurso para votarla, L + favorita

Un cordial saludo desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

Tom Sellek on May 26, 2011

Nice place indeed Stojan,like

Ciao tom

There is a fantastic place to listen celtic Music...gives me Peace!!Like,my best wishes !!!!

Janek Mastek on May 26, 2011

Wow, this is wonderful. You have a very beautiful country

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