Photographer's Note

Lake Bohinj is the largest natural and permanent lake in Slovenia.
It formed by glacier action about 10,000 years ago. It is located
in the upper Bohinj valley. This lake is the cleanest Slovenian lake and its catchment basin is located within Triglav National Park.

Lake Bohinj is 4.2 km (2.6 mi) long and 1 km (0.62 mi) at its maximum width. It is a glacial lake dammed by a moraine. The largest of the streams that flow into the lake, the Savica , is fed from Crno jezero (Black Lake), the lowest-lying lake in the Triglav Lakes Valley. The outflow at the eastern end is the Jezernica creek which merges with the Mostnica to form the Sava Bohinjka, which in turn becomes the larger Sava River at the confluence with the Sava Dolinka. As found out already by Belsazar Hacquet in the 18th century, much more water leaves Lake Bohinj than enters it, which is explained with subterranean sources of water.

The clear waters are the habitat of brown trout, burbot, European chub, common minnow and Arctic char, eight genera of molluscs, as well as of numerous algae species. It is a popular day trippers' destination for swimming and other water sports. On the shore is a statue of the legendary Goldhorn (Zlatorog) chamois.

At the lake there is the village of Ribcev Laz.The local church dedicated to John the Baptist stands just outside the settlement on the shore of Lake Bohinj . Its origins are Romanesque but it was rebuilt in Gothic style in the 15th century and vaulted in the early 16th century, when some of the frescos were painted by Jernej of Loka.

First photo from here on TE.

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  • Copyright: Piotr FG (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6008 W: 2 N: 12111] (56042)
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