Photographer's Note

Deliblato is a village in Serbia, situated in the Kovin municipality in the Vojvodina province. The Deliblatska Peščara (Deliblato Sands), the largest sandy area in Europe, was named after this village.
The Deliblato sands are the largest sandy terrain in Europe, once part of a vast prehistoric desert. It is home to many rare, endangered or endemic species of plants and animals in Europe and the world. Due to its forest and surroundings, it was proclaimed to be a Special Nature Reserve, on national level, it represents a natural asset of special importance falling under protection category I.
It originated from the withdrawal of the Pannonian Sea.

The name of the village is derived from the Turkish word deli ("big") and Serbian word "blato" ("mud"), thus the full meaning in English would be "the big mud".


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