Lake Skadar or Shkodra lake (Skadarko jezero) is one of the national parks and main attractions of Montenegro. The largest lake of the Balkan Peninsula, divided between two countries Montenegro and Albania is striking in its size and the beauty of nature. Most of the lake belongs to Montenegro, which is about 2/3 of the lake. National Park Skadar lake was established in 1983.
The lake was formed by dissolving limestone in a tectonic basin, according to various studies, the formation of this lake is between creation and the due date is considered to be 65 million years ago. The lake was formerly a Bay of the Adriatic sea, but now separated by alluvial isthmus. The power of the lake is made by 6 rivers, the largest of them are the Moraca and Crnojevic. And flows in the river Bojana in Albania, in the district of shkodër. On average, the total area of the lake is 475 km2, while in dry seasons it is reduced to 390 km2, and in winter increases to 523 km2.
Of course, it’s not the biggest lake by area in Europe, but it is one of the 15 largest European lakes, occupying 13th position.
Floating on the lake, you can see the blooming white lilies huge backwaters, yellow egg capsules and whole colonies of water chestnut or shrimp (which is sometimes disrupted during the tours and give a try). Continue reading
The Urals are rich in natural resources, forests, rivers, mountains. In this region at any time of the year there, where to go Hiking for a weekend with your friends, loved one, family or children. The hike can be a great hobby, replacement sports, recreation choice.
Where to go?
Plus, this pastime will be very useful for all the people of the Urals. After all, even a small trip into the countryside will allow you to leave thoughts about their work, about how to run the metal or sell the product, will give the opportunity to breathe in the fresh pure air, to admire the beauty of his native land, to spend time with friends.
In the Urals there are many lovely places. One of them is the Park “Deer Streams”, located just 130 km from Ekaterinburg. He has such unique natural objects like rocks “Pisanitsa” and “Frog”, famous for Large karst failure, the mere sight of which is breathtaking, the longest cave in the area called “Friendship”. Unique object of the Ural region and is considered to be a group of granite rocks, called the “Seven brothers”. Continue reading
The lake of death are in Africa, they have their own characteristics and history.
They worked out the details flowing in lakes of processes, millions of years.
Today you can observe almost the most dangerous places on the planet in the form of harmless, at first glance, waters.
In Africa the most famous lake of death are considered Nyos and lake Natron.
Find out why they got this name.
Death lake Nyos
Nyos is located in Central Africa in Cameroon. It was formed 400 years ago by a hydrothermal explosion.
The depth of the lake Nyos death is 209 meters width 900 meters, and the length of 1400 km.
It looks nice picturesque lake at the time, managed to ruin in one day nearly two thousand people.
It happened relatively recently – about thirty years ago. Continue reading