Archive - Waterfall on Slope of Mount Ossa, Greece

October 20, 2019


Each Sunday we present a notable item from our archives. This EPOD was originally published October 20,2013.

Photographer: Vaggelis Zakidis
Summary AuthorsVaggelis Zakidis; Jim Foster

The photo above shows a lovely, unnamed waterfall on the seaward slope of Mount Ossa, Greece (6,490 ft or 1,978 m), near the village of Melivoia. After a long hike on a summer's day, it was a pleasant surprise to encounter these refreshing falls -- approximately 15 ft (4.5 m) in height. It looked like something that might have been created for a story by J.R.R. Tolkien. The trees growing out of the limestone outcrops at the base of the falls appear to be sycamore-maples. Horsechestnut and beech trees are also found here. The small stream forming the falls flows east into the Aegean Sea. Photo taken on August 24, 2013.

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon IXUS 115 HS; Focal Length: 5mm; Aperture: f/2.8; Exposure Time: 0.100 s (1/10); ISO equiv: 800.