Lake Salda is a mid-size crater lake in southwestern Turkey, within the boundaries of Yeşilova district depending Burdur Province, and it lies at a distance of about fifty kilometers to the west from the province seat of Burdur.
Salda is often cited as part of the Turkish Lakes Region that corresponds to the lands that extend across inner west- to southern Anatolia, especially in the provinces depending Isparta and Afyonkarahisar, although Lake Salda is geographically separate from the larger lakes which are more to the west and, being a crater lake, is morphologically different.
The lake area covers 4,370 hectares, and its depth reaches 196 meters, making it one of the deeper lakes in Turkey, if not the deepest.
It is a popular excursion spot across the region or from beyond, the more so due to the hydromagnesite mineral found along its coasts which are believed to offer remedies for certain dermatological diseases. The shoreline surrounded by black pine forests are also popular among hunters, the game and the fowl available including quails, hares, foxes, boars and wild ducks, aside from the lake's fish. White sandy beaches, limpid water and seven crystal-white islets within the lake complete the scenery.
A township that starts almost at the shore to the southwest of the lake carries the same name, Salda. The local administrative seat of Yeşilova is located to the east of the lake at a distance of about four kilometers and Yeşilova municipality manages the lake's camping facilities.
Its peculiar morphology led a number of academic studies to be conducted on Lake Salda. The unusual alkaline nature of the lake means that is one of the few locations where ancient stromatolite algae still grows.
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amazon (12082) 2012-09-10 8:09
bu kadarcık şeyle fotoğraf olur mu? diye sorsalar kocaman eveeeeeeet derdim,
parvatibb (611) 2012-09-10 10:06
Ne guzel bir mavi ve arkasindan ne hos bir turkuaz! Su anda havanin serinligine ragmen atasim geldi kendimi bu berrak suya...
ourania (12367) 2012-09-10 10:20
this is a very beautiful picture, composed in a masterful and effective way. The colour of the water displays a fantastic gradation of lovely and well rendered hues, from the luminous turquoise transparency to the captivating deep tones at the top of the frame. I like very much the sense of height and depth and the interesting foreground. You've managed the strong light superbly and the quiet scene at the bottom of the frame makes a strong counterpart to the fascinating colours of the lake. I love the sense of movement and the shadow. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
bona (10144) 2012-09-10 10:43
what a wonderful sea color degrade! The photo pass a mood of calmness! Nice inclusion of the man in his thoughts walking alone on the sand.
erhan1958 (13053) 2012-09-10 13:08
uzun uzun yazacak bir şe bulamıyorum
çok güzel bir bakış açısı
willperrett (2955) 2012-09-11 3:26
Without the figure on the beach this photograph would be boring; but the figure is there, and we have a focal point which gives weight to this interesting, almost flat 2-dimensional exercise in colour and texture. Good work.
macondo (17949) 2012-09-11 5:56
A bold composition, with such a low shoreline and single figure. I'm glad you timed it to capture his movement, although maybe he could be a little more to the left. The bright light and shadow, combined with the wonderful colour gradient in the water, really make this an excellent photo.
astarte (24) 2012-09-12 5:21
Diyecek hiçbirşey bulamıyorum. Elinize gözünüze sağlık tebrikler!
- Copyright: Hakan Aydin (Hakkan) (2574)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-01
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: nikon D 7000, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 IF ED AFS VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-10 7:53