In April 2010 I made a photo-trip to Crete. The main goal was surching and documenting the wild orchids and endimic flora of the Island. I already posted some of the species back in april (all images posted between 23/04/2010 and 15/05/2010).
In this series I will be posting mainly cityscapes and landscapes taken on the island during that trip.
For me it is a good occasion to review my images and select only the best and most representative ones from this trip.
Image: Preveli (Crete) - 11/04/2010
Crete boasts two palm forests, the one in Vai in Eastern Crete and this palm forest of Preveli, one of the most famous, beautiful and popular beaches in Crete. The palm forest consists of the precious type of palm tree known as Phoenix Theophrasti, a rare species which is under extinction (the big trees near the river in the image.) This species is entirely different than the Phoenix Dactylifera that is found in Egypt and other areas of the Middle East and the US. This precious species was the purpose of my visit on 11/04/2010
On 22 August 2010 the forest was completely destroyed by a fire - a real ecological disaster !! More information on the fire and some images can be seen at http://www.cretegazette.com/2010/08-preveli-burned-by-fire.php
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All species are photographed in their natural habitat, without cutting or capturing them, and with maximal respect and the least possible disturbance to the environment.
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