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A romantic sunset over the beautiful Ohrid Lake.

The Ohrid Lake is one of the largest biological reserves in Europe, possessing unique flora and fauna which are extinct elswere. Only Lake Ohrid, Lake Tanganyka, Lake Caspi, and Lake Baikal are believed to have been formed during the Tertiary Period some 2-4 million years ago, and hence these lakes are characterized by unique flora and fauna distinct to that period. Due to its age, many of Lake Ohrid痴 aquatic species are endemic including ten of the seventeen fish species. In addition, there are five particular endemic species which are restricted to small areas of the Lake such as special various birds, as well as four fish spawning grounds. Because of its rich history and unique flora and fauna, Lake Ohrid was declared a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural heritage Site in 1980.

The Ohrid Lake is located in the far south-western part of Macedonia, in the lowland of Ohrid. It occupies an area of 348 km2, out of which 229.9 km2 belongs to the Republic of Macedonia, and 118.9 km2 belongs to Albania. It is 30.35 km long and 14.5 km wide, and the surface of the lake is at an elevation of 695 meters above sea level. Its basin accumulates around 50 billion m3 of water, thus classifying it among the greater in the world. The lake is 287 meters deep, while the transparency of the water is 21,5 m. The medium temperature at the surface of the lake in August is 23.0 Cー and, according to the temperature, the lake belongs to the group of subtropics lakes, since the water never freezes in winter. The lake gets the water from the rivers Cherava, Sateska and Koselska, and loses it through the Crn Dim, flowing out of the lake.

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  • Copyright: Rosica Filipova (Rosica) (105)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2005-08-24
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2005-09-15 22:43
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