Lake Skadar National Park

January 12, 2015


Photographer: Attila Csernatoni
Summary Author: Attila Csernatoni

Lake Skadar is a karst lake that straddles the borders of Albania and Montenegro. At 27 mi (43 km) long, 6 mi (10 km) wide and 26 ft (8 m) deep it's the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. The lake is also a crypto-depression, reaching depths over 197 ft (60 m) below sea level.

The wetlands and rocky shores play host to a myriad of wildlife with more than 260 species of birds. Lake Skadar has been a protected National Park in Montenegro since 1983. In 1996 the lake was added to the World's List of Wetlands of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention and in 2011, was formally nominated for UNESCO heritage status. Photo taken on July 10, 2008.

Photo details: Camera Model: Nikon D40X; Focal Length: 18 mm; Aperture: f/11; Exposure Time: 1/250; IS O equiv: 100; Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3.