Winter in Macedonia
|Copyright: Zorica Helac (zhelach)
|Date Taken: 2007-12-28|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-01-20 0:48|
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Less than 100 km from Skopje one can find a natural oasis virtually untouched by man. Spreading over an area of about 300 square miles, the Mavrovo National Park offers the visitor sublime scenery of great environmental value - deep canyons, snowy peaks and blue lakes combine with dense forests that abound with diverse wildlife.
The park is situated in the westernmost part of Macedonia, between the Korab, Shar, and Bistra mountain ranges. Mavrovo is one of the leading tourist areas in the country along with Ohrid, Prespa, Dojran, Popova Shapka (Shar Planina), Pelister, and Krushevo.
The national park was established in 1949 by a special law passed by the National Assembly of Macedonia. Later the legislation was changed considerably, enforcing a much stricter protection system. According to the new law, the park is divided into three zones: strict nature reserves, managed reserves, and a tourist zone.
Perhaps one of the features that make the Mavrovo National Park so attractive to visitors is its vivid topography. The relief of the park contains three Alpine mountain systems: the Shar, Korab and Bistra mountains. They are exceptionally high, the Shar and Korab, reaching heights of more than 9000 feet (the Golem Korab peak is the highest in Macedonia with its 9100 feet). These tremendous mountains are distinguished by chains of snowy, jagged peaks and broad grassy plateaus below them.
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Hello Zorica! Wonderful colors. Wonderful contrast. Beautiful light. Very nice landscape, winter landscape. Regards!
My dearest friend Zorica,
Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful winter scenery from Mavrovo! and I am sharing the summer scenery, what a great friendship!
you had captured well with excellent exposure and focus in this shot
a very pleasant one
take care and best wishes always