Monday, July 28, 2008

Rila Mountain and The Seven Rila Lakes

#22

The Seven Rila Lakes are a group of lakes of glacial origin, situated in the northwestern Rila Mountains in Bulgaria. They are the most visited group of lakes in Bulgaria. The lakes are situated between 2,100 and 2,500 metres elevation above sea level.

Each lake carries a name associated with its most characteristic feature. The highest one is called Salzata ("The Tear") due to its clear waters that allow visibility in depth. The next one in height carries the name Okoto ("The Eye") after its almost perfectly oval form. Okoto is the deepest circus lake in Bulgaria, with a depth of 37.5 m. Babreka ("The Kidney") is the lake with the steepest shores from the whole group. Bliznaka ("The Twin") is the largest one by area. Trilistnika ("The Trefoil") has an irregular shape and low shores. The shallowest lake is Ribnoto Ezero ("The Fish Lake") and the lowest one is Dolnoto Ezero ("The Lower Lake"), where the waters that flow out of the other lakes are gathered to form the Dzherman River - source Wikipedia.

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Beautiful Rila Mountain

Photography is now part of my life. It is my way of expressing myself, my spirit, my passion, my vision and my dreams. It is in photography where I can create a world that I desire. A world that is full of love, peace and harmony.


High Dynamic Range (HDR) images
The Heart Lake

The Kidney Lake

2 comments:

  1. Снимките - много добри:) Има и слънце има и облаци. Яко.

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  2. Fantastic photos!!

    I have been recently to all the lakes... First time I tried to go there in May, but they had still snow... I managed to go only to Dolnoto and Ribnoto. 2-3 weeks ago, though, I managed to see all of them...

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