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 (301)

Андрей Тыщук on July 8, 2011

Very beautiful place! Like!!!

Arkadiy_ on August 6, 2011

Excellent shot!

Beautiful lake. Water clean and clear.

LIKE + FAV

Greetings from Russia, Arkadiy

Daniel Silva on August 6, 2011

Um verdadeiro paraíso, que lugar agradável!

KevinNoles on August 8, 2011

Definitely somewhere I'd like to go! Like + added to favorites!!. Best wishes from England, Kevin

Edgar Tossijn on September 2, 2011

Welcome to the group Top photos!

Edgar

Stojan Toshe Nikolov… on September 2, 2011

Dear Edgar,

Многу ви благодарам, muchas gracias, どうもありがとうございました, köszönöm szépen, merci beaucoup, vielen dank, 非常感謝您, grazie mille, σας ευχαριστώ πολύ, большое спасибо, hvala vam vrlo mnogo, muito obrigado, ขอบคุณมาก, děkuji moc, dziękuję bardzo, много ви благодаря, velice vám děkuji, mulţumesc mult, çok teşekkür ederim, shumë falemnderit, liels paldies... thank you very much... for welcome me to the group Top photos. Best wishes from Macedonia.

Oleg Timofeev on September 2, 2011

Beautiful photo !!! Wonderful view and colourful !!! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

林傑安(Enson) on September 2, 2011

Peaceful scenery,nice shot.

Liked.

Voicu Costel on September 7, 2011

Very nice place to relax. Thank you for your commets. Say hello from Romania

ANTON CRUZ 1 on September 29, 2011

Amazing nature in blue. I like very much. Best wishes sent your way, Anton.

Lương Cao Dũng on October 2, 2011

It is ideal for relaxing conversation. Picture, congratulations Stojan Toshe Nikolov…

slrCHEF on October 3, 2011

Beautiful blue! Great shot! Like

Regards, slrCHEF

Luciane Sc on October 4, 2011

Wonderful place!

CARAAS on October 9, 2011

Composição bem construida muito bem equilibrada. Gostei.

Cumprimentos,

Carlos

minac*Marina Knezevi… on October 22, 2011

idealna ...bez rijeci...LIKE

Stojan Toshe Nikolov… on October 26, 2011

Dear Panoramio Friends,

Многу ви благодарам, muchas gracias, heel erg bedankt, どうもありがとうございました, köszönöm szépen, merci beaucoup, vielen dank, 非常感謝您, grazie mille, σας ευχαριστώ πολύ, большое спасибо, hvala vam vrlo mnogo, muito obrigado, ขอบคุณมาก, děkuji moc, dziękuję bardzo, много ви благодаря, velice vám děkuji, mulţumesc mult, çok teşekkür ederim, shumë falemnderit, liels paldies... thank you very much... for your visit, your kind praise and comments. Best wishes from Macedonia.

Andrew Bonfanti on October 30, 2011

fantastic place, lk! thanks for the visit ad kind comment

Taner ERKENOĞLU on November 8, 2011

Very nice photo! LIKE 239

Diohr Zunino on November 8, 2011

Bela composição. Saudações Diohr.

Eliseo.mc on November 17, 2011

LIKE 240 para esta preciosa imagen de la orilla del lago.

Saludos de Eliseo.

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