Sunset in Lagoon
Photo and caption by Nikolaos Mitkanis
The lagoon Elos is surrounded by extensive salt marshes. In the zone that separates it from the sea, the sandy or saline soil is covered by a vegetation mosaic, which changes colors depending on the season. The dominating plants are glassworts, which for many months have a deep terracotta color. The same vegetation surrounds the lagoon in the form of a ring. Rushes grow in places that are often flooded by rainwater. Over 160 bird species have been recorded in the lagoon.
Location: Lagoon Elos, Rodopi, Greece