Almost sunrise on the Vaccarès, near Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, Bouches du Rhone, Camargue, France

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The Étang de Vaccarès is a lake, or rather, a salt water lagoon (étang), in the wetlands, delta of the River Rhône. The lake has an area of 65 km², and the depth is less than two meters. It is the northernmost, and also the largest of the lakes of the Camargue, and constitutes the principal element in the water control system of the Rhône delta, which depends upon a strict management of water resources, through pumping, irrigation and draining stations making a complex network of channels throughout the river delta. The lake is also an important place for rest and food for migratory birds, and it also has a population of the greater flamingo. Because of its importance for wild birds, the Étang de Vaccarès with its surrounding wetlands has been protected as a nature reserve since 1927, and in 1972 it was incorporated into the Parc Régional de Camargue.

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Comments (219)

Oleg Timofeev on April 23, 2013

Magic colors !!! LIKE & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

Marek Kleman on April 26, 2013

like super farby! s pozdravom marekkleman

Marco Rey on July 26, 2013

Straordinari colori, L+F. Complimenti, bellissima galleria. Buon weekend, Marco

cyclomap cyclocarte on August 7, 2013

Merci pour ta visite dans ma galerie,vraiment Vaccarés est un très bel endroit,et qui,t'inspires a voir cette magnifique photo,Vincent.

Matteo B on August 8, 2013

Very good picture!


Best regards, matteberna

Pantelis65 on September 9, 2013

Beautiful picture with fabulous colours. Ysl, greetings Pantelis.

rajaraman sundaram on September 17, 2013

genevieve this picture,is it a dream or for real,puts me into a peace trance! incredible and it is my group cover picture!

J.ROLDAN on September 17, 2013

Hola Genevieve,muy bonita composición con unos colores suaves muy bien capturados dandole un aire bucólico,precioso...LIKE 197 y FAV 54,un saludo,Jose.

ch. bebessi on October 1, 2013

Fantastic view and presentation Genevieve, LIKE 199,

greetings, charles

Frode Iversen on October 1, 2013

Exellent colours, very beautiful sunrice, like200+fav56, greetings from Norway. Frode.

janamare26 on October 9, 2013

Beautiful atmosphere and photo.L+F.Best wishes,Mirjana

Mário Eloi Castro on October 16, 2013

Hi Genevieve,

One more yellow star to this wonderful photo!

YS 58

Hugs from Portugal, Mário Eloi Castro

Reto Börner on December 25, 2013

Great colours. F + L!!!! Friendly greetings, Reto.

liem ailie on December 27, 2013

hello. Genevieve M

very impressive photograph and great capture

YS:60 + LIKE:205

congratulation and have a nice day for you

Thank's so much for your visit to my gallery and your nice comment

best regards from Tiffany Liem

Finikounda on February 2, 2014

Great photo - Like

DAVID TEANI on February 21, 2014

très belle composition

endroit magnifique

les couleurs sont d'une beauté !!!!


amitiés de Toulouse

dziwnowik on February 26, 2014

♥ YSL ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ Pozdrowienia z Dziwnowa, Peterek ♥ ♥ ♥

dodaj do grupy 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Aleks Nik on February 28, 2014

Фотография это отражение души. С уважением Алекс.

Göran Sjöstrand on April 16, 2014

Gorgeous Picture, fantastic colours. Like 212. Best wishes, Göran

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 3, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Genevieve M.
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2011/10/30 07:50:18
    • Exposure: 0.800s
    • Focal Length: 42.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash