Jaap van 't Veen

Jaap van 't Veen

Posted on 10/30/2017


Photo taken on May 28, 2016



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Kournas
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Kournas See
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Greece - Crete, Lake Kournas

Greece - Crete, Lake Kournas
Lake Kournas is the only natural lake in Crete. It is one of the very few areas with plenty of fresh water throughout the year; for this reason, it is protected under the Natura 2000 program. Lake Kournas has been created by accumulation of groundwater coming from the White Mountains. There are also two springs in the lake.

Located just a couple of kilometers from the beach it is surrounded by the mountains and olive groves.
The lake is not that big with a perimeter of 3.5 kilometres, has a maximum depth of 22.5 metres and lies approximately 20 metres above sea level. The volume of the water is summer is 7.5 million cubic metres.

The dark colour of the lake is caused from the seaweeds coming from the depth of the lake. Many species of birds find shelter here, like moorhens, ducks, herons and cormorants. Lake Kournas has always been known for its eels. The surrounding wetlands also host water snakes and terrapins

Rosa Maria Riquelme, Mizeuleu, Serge Gariépy, slgwv and 70 other people have particularly liked this photo


87 comments - The latest ones
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
this is very nice
13 months ago.
John Cass
John Cass
Beautiful shot, nice lead in and great perspective - thanks for the info Jaap.
13 months ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
How nice it is to be in May...:)
13 months ago.
Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca
Superbe lac encaissé, calme qui est propice à la détente
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Terrific shot and PiPs. Great info too. Makes me want to visit this unique (for Crete) place!
13 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
belles captures !******************
13 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
A superb shot from Beautiful Crete Jaap.
Excellent PiP.s :))
13 months ago.
Gerard Perin
Gerard Perin
un petit tour en bateau
13 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Thank you for these fascinating explanations, Jaap ! Like the notes too... Have anice new week!
13 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
A gorgeous and unusual place in Kreta, Jaap !!! Excellent captures !! Thank you for sharing !!
13 months ago.
Katja
Katja
So schön.... das erinnert mich gleich wieder an Urlaub und Wärme
13 months ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
peaceful, nice low angle shot
13 months ago.
tatranka7
tatranka7
Wonderful composition...
13 months ago.
Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
Great pic Jaap,eddie,
13 months ago.
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Such a peaceful and lovely corner of Greece so beautifully caught!
13 months ago.
Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes
It is paradise !
Have a nice day
13 months ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
So beautiful!
13 months ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Such a laid back place in the sun. I like the vivd green boats. A fine shot Jaap.
13 months ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Nice series and information, something new learnt again today!
13 months ago.
Sylvie
Sylvie
tu ns vends du rêve là !
superbe !!
13 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
It looks idyllic there! This is interesting image Jaap - nicely composed with just a hint of reflections from the boats. The green boats are particularly striking.
13 months ago.
Pat Del
Pat Del
Un lac magnifique, qui doit être prisé des touristes !
13 months ago.
Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau
Vielleicht gibt es im See auch Killifische. Da muss ich mich mal bei meinen Aquarienfreunden umhören.
Sehr interessante Erläuterung und ein guter Schuss (auch der Martinsgänse).
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Sehr schöne Aufnahme!
13 months ago.
annaig56
annaig56
excellente,
13 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Very good photos! In such an arid environment this lake is very special!
13 months ago.
Ewald
Ewald
Wunderschöne Aufnahmen!!!
13 months ago.
Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy
Eine tolle Komposition!
13 months ago.
cammino
cammino
Beautiful scenery!
13 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
An excellent shot and info Jaap.
13 months ago.
menonfire
menonfire
Dort lässt es sich aushalten !
13 months ago.
Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard
Belle photo sur ce bel endroit avec ces jolis bateaux !
13 months ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Un site et une photo extraordinaires
13 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Belle photo estivale avec une eau limpide !
13 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Wonderful main picture and interesting PiPs Jaap. Thanks for the informative notes.
13 months ago.
Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac
Très belle photo. Nicole.
13 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Excellent capture and nice pips Jaap
13 months ago.
Annabelle
Annabelle
C'est Merveilleux ***************
13 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Lovely shot of a fascinating location !
13 months ago.
Mike Frederick
Mike Frederick
Nicely done.
13 months ago.
MGN-Marcel
MGN-Marcel
Beautiful place !
13 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Interesting background info and good images, Jaap.
13 months ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Interesting documentary Jaap and a lovely scene of these waters.
13 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Beautiful clear water
13 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Gorgeous shot & well taken
13 months ago.
•●•Line,
•●•Line,
Très jolie!
13 months ago.
neira-Dan
neira-Dan
extra , avec de belles couleurs et composition
13 months ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
Mooie plaatje van de zomer.
13 months ago.
Manfred Kaddik
Manfred Kaddik
Schöne Spiegelung im Wasser
13 months ago.
* ઇઉ *
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A jewel worthy of protection - like all of nature. Wonderful pictures!
13 months ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
Très belles photos !!
13 months ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
da möchte man umgehend in Urlaub fahren
13 months ago.
Nico Andries
Nico Andries
Mooie foto en een prachtige plek!
13 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very lovely holiday atmosphere, great compo and clarity !
13 months ago.
Leo W
Leo W
sehr idyllisch. Die Boote bilden einen schönen Kontrast. Die Enten sehen so aus, als bräuchten sie Schutz vor dem Kochtopf ;-)
13 months ago.
LotharW
LotharW
Sommerfrísche. Klasse Farben!
13 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Super shot Jaap. Great PIPs also.
13 months ago.
Rodolphe Nicolas
Rodolphe Nicolas
Tes photos et commanditaires me font voyager merci et bravo
13 months ago.
Winscha
Winscha
Un endroit rêvé pour des vacances tranquilles.
13 months ago.
Michelle Chouchou
Michelle Chouchou
Une photo merveilleuse, j'adore!!!!
13 months ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Nice composition and perspective.
13 months ago.
Graham Chance
Graham Chance
Excellent composition Jaap. Nice lead-in along the jetty. The vibrant boat colours stand out against the subtle landscape colours.
13 months ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Magnificent!
13 months ago.
Guydel
Guydel
Cette jolie photo me fait penser à mon Lac de St Cassien ( Pays de Fayence / Var / France ) !
Amitiés !
www.guydelphotos.fr/2017/07/01/montauroux-plage
13 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Guydel
Beautiful pictures, but that lake looks much bigger.
13 months ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Thanks for all the explanations, Jaap. This is really interesting.
Don't see the dark color of the lake really ... but a beautiful turquoise color behind (:o)).
Have a nice day, dear friend.
13 months ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
looks so peaceful !
13 months ago.
Philippe Delmer
Philippe Delmer
Pour une jolie balade en pédalo !
13 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
A very charming and peaceful scene very well captured, Jaap!
13 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Excellent, well done.
Have a nice evening...
13 months ago.
Mike Frederick
Mike Frederick
You got Explore too I see. Congratulations sir!
13 months ago.
micritter
micritter
Very nice. Especially the mountains in the background.
13 months ago.
Esther
Esther
Wow! The water is so clear.
13 months ago.
Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel
nice colors
13 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Back to say Congratulations on Explore Whats Hot. Well deserved for this image.
13 months ago.
Jean
Jean
Sounds and looks a beautiful place.
13 months ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
Lovely clear light and a very well composed photo, Jaap. Great colours too.
13 months ago.
Françoise Gage
Françoise Gage
Belle and great!
13 months ago.
Falk Preusche
Falk Preusche
Fantastic contrast of the colours.
13 months ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
pour une belle promenade en pédalo.
13 months ago.
Patrick
Patrick
This is the place to be! Nice pick!
13 months ago.
Aliaksandr Gubarevich
Aliaksandr Gubarevic…
Wonderful photo !!!!
12 months ago.
Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle
A fine scene here and your explanation enhances it. Thank you.

Regards, Herb
12 months ago.
Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Beau regard!!
12 months ago.
Thomas R.
Thomas R.
Nice contrast between the beautiful landscape and aspects of tourism, regarding the boats.
12 months ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Looks like a lot of the reservoirs in the desert areas of California!
11 months ago.
Mizeuleu
Mizeuleu
un coin de paradis ...
11 months ago.