Karavasta Lagoon

Karavasta Lagoon

Karavasta Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Albania, known for its rich biodiversity, famous for Divjaka Pine and migratory birds such as the endangered Dalmatian Pelican.  The Lagoon is part of the largest national park, Divjaka-Karavasta of 22.230 hectares, and because of its rich ecosystem has the status of protected area by international convention of Ramsar.

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Bathers in Benje Permet

Bathers in Benje Permet

Celebrating the Summer Day through the revival of nature.

These photos are made in Thermal Waters of Benje, during my visit in Permet, for the celebration of Summer Day in 14 march 2016. This date is a national festivity in Albania, celebrated every year in different parts of the country. The festivity is old and is traced to ancient times, with pagan rituals and traditional food, that symbolize the end of winter and the joy for the beginning of summer.  I was happy to spend this day in an unusual way, making bath and photos in the Thermal Waters of Benje, a very near locality of Permet, while in the surrounding mountains of Nemercke there had been snowing a day before.  

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Zakynthos (part2)

Zakynthos (part2)

After visiting the northern part of the island, we turn south in Laganas Bay Area,  to see another attraction of the island, the Sea Turtle Caretta-Caretta. The Sea Turtle is an endangered species, because of the pollution and tourism. It is only recently, that for her protection, Laganas and the neighboring locations have been granted the status of “National Marine Park”...

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