Lake Apolyont (or Uluabat Gölü as it is officially known, Uluabat being a village on the northwest shore) is located in one of the large depressions which run parallel to the Pontic Mountains westward as far as the Sea of Marmara. These basins, reaching deep inland, are occupied by shallow lakes separated only by low-lying sills. With the Kara Dag (833m/2,734ft) forming a barrier against the Sea of Marmara to the north, and bounded by the Orhaneli upland in the south, the well-watered plains of the Marmara region are excellent for fruit and vegetable growing - olives and figs and mulberries for silk-worm breeding. Apolyont Gölü, shallower than Kus/Manyas Gölü to the west, is rich in nutrients, the lake bottom being constantly churned up by wind and waves. Colonies of reeds, tamarisk swamps and carpets of waterlilies add to the picturesqueness of the scenery around the lake. A lock on the Koca Çay (the ancient Ryndakos) at Uluabat allows the water level to be regulated, a process which at one time was essential to the survival of the swamp crabs inhabiting the lake which were a valuable source of income for local fishermen. Today however disease has all but wiped out the crab population.
Though not a designated nature reserve Apolyont Gölü boasts a wide range of interesting flora and fauna. In addition to swamp crabs the latter include squacco and purple herons, little egrets and pelicans.
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mmohan (744) 2012-04-27 14:58
The colours are brilliant.
kabel (1912) 2012-04-27 19:44
Hello, very nice composition and capture of the suns' rays. Sunset is a very special time to capture wonderfully warm colors like the golden color in your photo.
mirosu (15878) 2012-04-27 20:42
Great sunset image. Perfect composition with the boats in FG. Nice sharp picture and well saturated colors.
berek (45455) 2012-04-27 20:50
güzel bir gün batımı balıkcılar ve tekne ile zenginleşmiş . eline sağlık.
Noel_Byrne (28176) 2012-05-03 10:57
Beautiful colors, and I love the rays of light. Lovely silhouette of the people in the boat adds a very nice daily life element.
fds (9150) 2012-05-20 2:46
you tacke a very beautiful moment with fantastic suggestions and great red colors
i licke very much
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-05-20 4:16
that´s one of the most beautiful and atmospheric sunset pictures I´ve ever seen.Apart from excellently choosen POV,you were able to capture this unique and charming mood of this scene.Perfect work and stunning view!
Have a nice sunday
eldancer1 (33953) 2012-05-20 12:24
Awesome capture of this sunset! Wonderful information about the place, thanks. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
claudeD (36628) 2012-05-22 4:55
very good sunset shot showing interesting colors and perfect sharpness. You have realized a picture here with much atmosphere. Very well one.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Miguel82 (27024) 2012-06-10 9:34
A superb orange sunset
fine colors and good quality
Nasy (124) 2012-06-14 14:49
The light shadow behind the cloud and the sun rays are Magnificent,very well taken photo!
coolravi19 (549) 2012-06-15 20:47
What a perfect shot of sunset the light coming through clouds are so amazing the boat with men inside it makes a great element in the picture...also the golden light falling on the water is making this image look so impressive
Very nice color balance & sharpness