Estany de Ratera
Picture of the lake of Ratera taken in/from the national park of Aigües Tortes (Catalonia / Spain)
Camera: Minolta Dimage-XT
Comments: The National park of Aigües Tortes i Estany de Sant Maurici gather all the elements distinctive of the high mountain and it is a magnificent summary of what the central Pyrenees mountain chain is. In this park you can admite the different landscapes and ecosystems that can be found in the central Pyrenees, because of the diversitiy of geological formations, flora and fauna. At present, the main protagonist is the water. More than two hundred lakes (or "estanys"), togethere with rivers, torrents and waterfalls, make up one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Pyrenees.