The Seven Rila Lakes   43093
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1 Okoto (The Eye)
2 Babreka (The Kidney)
3 Bliznaka (The Twin)
4 Trilistnika (The Trefoil)
5 Dolnoto (The Lower)
6 Ribnoto (The Fish)
7 Salzata (The Tear)


Location: Lake Peak (Ezeren vrah), Rila mountain (2657 m)      by: Peter Sabev
Area: Bulgaria      Date: 25/06/2013
Seven Rila Lakes (Bulgarian: Sedem rilski ezera) are a group of lakes of glacial origin (glacial lakes), 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 cirque lake in Bulgaria, with a depth of 37.5 m. Babreka ("The Kidney") is the lake with the steepest shores of the entire 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.


Wonderful. Long it is produced, that there had been.
Only a few small errors at the top of disturbing yet.
2013/06/26 12:32 , Heinz Höra
Very nice view, could be a little more sharpnes
2013/06/26 17:46 , Friedemann Dittrich
To my mind the small white margins at the upper edge are a minor mistake, and so is the somewhat improvable sharpness. But I fully appreciate your presentation of a scenery that is really worth showing. Regards Wilfried
2013/06/29 11:00 , Wilfried Malz
I like and hope to see more from this place!
The name Okoto reminds me of the wonderful Morskie Oko on the Polish side of the Tatra.
2013/06/30 10:14 , Pedrotti Alberto

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