Photographer's Note

Lake Iskanderkul is situated on the territory of Aini region of the Republic of Tajikistan.
This lake is situated on the northern flanks of the Gissar ridge, among high mountains, covered with archa trees. Around the lake there are huge mountains 4000-5000 meters of height.
The lake is really beautiful and its water is marked by its exclusive transparency.

According to the history, Alexander the Great of Macedon and his troops were here, and now the lake is named in his honor ("Iskander" in Tajik means - Alexander, "Kul" - lake).

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Additional Photos by Luca Belis (Mistral) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 74 N: 2119] (15402)
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