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)

Gladys María Suárez on June 2, 2011

Like 203 Beautiful place and capture!

Dragisa Petrovic on June 2, 2011

Odlicna fotografija ovog divnog jezera. Puno pozdrava

G. Ákos on June 3, 2011

Amazing place, I like.

Greetings from Hungary, Ákos.

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 comments. Best wishes from Macedonia.

Silvia Roma on June 3, 2011

lindo lugar!

Ana Altieri on June 5, 2011

Wonderful place!! I like a lot. Best wishes,From Brasil,AnaLuisaAltieri

dziwnowik on June 6, 2011

I ♥ THIS PHOTO !!!!!

    **YSL** was alerdy 


♥ Best of Panoramio ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

Guido Masiello on June 12, 2011

Amazing colour for this nice beach!



Stanisław Juszkiewic… on June 12, 2011

Piekne zdjecie,widok i barwy.L213.Pozdrowienia.

Angel Madrileño on June 12, 2011

Beautiful landscape, beautiful colours, beautiful photo! Like!

Best regards. Angel

Kjetil Olufsen on June 12, 2011

Pretty close to heaven... Like

Greetings from Norway.

Maher Baraket on June 12, 2011

Wonderful.. I added you to my favorite Photographer list

Like 216 :) Maher

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jaanoz on June 12, 2011

I agree, Looks like a paradice ! Like 217 Best regards-Jaanoz.

Peter-52 (VIEWS ? … on June 12, 2011

Good title for a good photo ! Like 218 , Peter

ka9894 on June 16, 2011

So beautiful place, wonderfl !


Best wishes, :)


Schweinsteigerr on June 21, 2011

Like :) Best wishes :)

Volkert Weidl on June 24, 2011

Beautiful composition and colors, LIKE! Best wishes from Germany, Volkert

galfer on July 3, 2011

Beautiful place, nice composition. LIKE-222.

Greetings from México.


Patch Rowcester on July 3, 2011

This is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

odeveld on July 3, 2011

Hello Stojan Toshe Nikolov…, That's very kind of you! This is a very beautiful place, it's nicely captured!! LIKE! Kind regards, Odeveld

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