Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Visiting Hutovo Blato [Part 2/2] The Outer Wetlands

The wetlands of Hutovo Blato stretch over an area of about 7,411 ha and represent one of the richest wetland reserves in Europe.

Until 1995, when the cantonal protected area was founded, Hutovo Blato represented well-known area mainly for its hunting and fishing tourism. Every winter over 200 species of birds find their shelter inside this untouched nature.

This is a two part photo series, for more check out the links below:

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When you drive to Hutovo Blato, these are the sights that greet you on your way. You can stop your car freely on the side of the road and take a stroll.




There are only a few places in the world that harbor such a large number of species in such a small region. 


The part of the park which kept its original form and almost untouched nature is the Deransko lake which is supplied by the karstic water sources of the Trebisnjica river.





The trees offer lots of shade from the midday sun.


You can rent bicycles here for tours. These here were freshly returned, and had not been cleaned yet.



After a long walk we make it to the restaurant, part of which is on the outside.


Choosing is always the hardest thing :)



We finally decided on grilled Trout, which was really delicious.

As we drive away, we take one final look at the wetlands.

I hope you enjoyed our visit to the Nature Reserve 'Hutovo Blato'.

36 comments:

  1. Great landscapes and the beer looks wonderful. Is the first shot a crop from the third? I prefer the crop.

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  2. it is such a beautiful place and a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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    1. It really is a great day trip.

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  3. oh beautiful! i would love to rent a bike and ride around the trails!

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  4. What pretty blue water! Looks like a nice place to explore.

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  5. Such beautiful scenery. I can almost smell the fresh air.

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  6. beautiful trees. love the ivy growth!

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  7. You always capture such beauty in the outdoors!

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  8. What a beautiful place, Mersad!! Love the trees and the water!! Definitely my favorite kind of place!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the fun and the beauty! Hope your week is going well!!

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  9. Oh my goodness this is a wonderful place to walk, go for a bike ride or just sit and eat trout. What a lovely day you had.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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    1. The trout was out of this world. I haven't eaten better fish in quite some time.

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  10. I like the Ivy against the wood of the tree. Very pretty.

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  11. A lovely 'tour' indeed. What a beautiful place, the weather looks like it was perfect, the meal delicious! What a lovely way to spend a day!

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    1. The day was perfect for a trip. We had a great autumn day.

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  12. Wieder tolle Fotos und das muss bestimmt atemberaubend schön sein dort mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs zu sein.

    Herzliche Abendgrüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Danke Nova. Schön wieder von Dir zu hören!

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  13. Looks like a lovely place to visit, much like our Arboretum. My WW

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  14. As usual you captured a beautiful images of this great place
    see you
    Stefano

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  15. SWhat a beautiful place!!!

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  16. Na tvojim fotkama, sve tako divno izgleda!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful place!

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  18. What a wonderful place, not to mention the beer and trout, heaven.
    Joy - ABC Team

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  19. Nice photos, and it looks like a wonderful place to be!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/10/success.html.

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  20. That seems like a lovely place to wile away an afternoon. And, with good food!

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  21. Such a beautiful area. So nice its there for all the wildlife.

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  22. Such a beautiful scenic place to visit. You had said there were a large species of birds in the area so I was a little disappointed not to hear that you had seen any. The fish and beer looked good.

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  23. beautiful place! awesome, i like the blue of water very much!

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  24. Beautiful scenery - and the trout. Such pictures bring peace to the heart.

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  25. Wow, the lovely great OUTDOORS!

    ROG, ABCW

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  26. Beautiful scenery and views, Mersad! I'm back to blogging again - hopefully no more funerals for awhile. I'm not blogging everyday, but the days I do blog, I'll be checking out your blog and beautiful photos!

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  27. What a wonderful place for a day trip and for there to be a good restaurant is such an added plus….Looks like the trout was probably delicious…..Beautiful shots...

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  28. I love the views of the water and the beautiful trees. The ivy is cool. Your trout looks delicious.. Great captures..Thanks for sharing your day, have a happy weekend!

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  29. A delightful post with wonderful pictures too!
    The trout looks delicious, my mouth is watering !
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  30. It's a treasure. So wonderful that it's being preserved so beautifully. And to have a motel and restaurant right there is a plus. :-)

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  31. You are a great travel photographer, picture perfect images of immensely beautiful region!
    So good to know that this area is protected now, for the good of humans and nature alike.

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