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Hidden Paradise: Suluklu Lake, Turkey (Sülüklü Göl), Part 1 (HDR)

Explore #9 03.08.2011

 

Sülüklü Göl, Akyazı, Sakarya (Adapazarı), Türkiye

Sülüklü Lake is located in Akyokuş Kavağı Village near Adapazarı-Akyazı. It is a three-hour drive away from Istanbul. The dirt road beginning from the entrance to the Sülüklügöl Protected Nature Area continues for 9 kilometers to the lake, making 16 kilometers with the return walk. The lake is 1200 meters above sea level and formed as the result of a landslide three centuries ago. Dead pine and oak trees which collapsed during the landslide are still in the lake. (That is what you see sticking out) Although it is called Sülüklü Göl (Lake with Leeches), you won't see leeches, though there where leeches before, as the villagers breed trout in the lake, they ate all the leeches. The color of the lake is either green or turquoise, depending on the season. The most suitable trekking season is spring. But most beautiful is in the fall. Although the 4-5 hour walk is tiring, it is among the favorite routes of trekkers with its fresh air and stunning landscape. And you can go up with a car also, though, of course with a suitable one. You will love the scenery.. The road was awesome, one I can't forget...

 

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Canon EOS 400D XTi

Aperture: f/11.0

Shutter Speed: 1/4 + 1/10 + 1/25 (HDR)

ISO Speed: 100

Focal Length: 10 mm

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