Hutovo Blato is a nature and bird reserve located in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina that me and my friend Selma visited this past weekend. We had a great time, and in this two-parter I want to show you the sights.

The reserve is on the list of BirdLife International's Important Bird Areas. It is the largest reserve of its kind in the region, in terms of both size and diversity. It is home to over 240 types of migratory birds and dozens that make their permanent home in the sub-Mediterranean wetlands surrounding Deransko Lake.

This is a two part photo series, for more check out the links below:
Part One: Inside the Nature Reserve
Part Two: The Outer Wetlands

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This reserve is located 57 km (35 miles) driving distance south from Mostar.

A sign with "Nature's Prayer" written on it, telling you that we are all part of nature, and that we should respect it.

Upon arriving you will find a small Motel, where you can spend the night. We also had lunch here.

Other visitors are parked on the lot, and spread out through the reserve.

We make our way into the forest.

I really like the light in these woods.

Our path through the forest begins. There is no paved road here, just a small walking path.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to photography any birds on that day, but there are many people who come here to observe them.

Feeding stations can be found along the path.

The whole zone is well protected from human impact and functions as an important habitat for many plants and animals.

When you come to the wetlands, you can take boat rides on them, but our journey took us somewhere else...

End of Part One
To be continued

In part two we will explore the outer wetlands, see more of the inside of the forests surrounding Hutovo Blato, and have lunch!

Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed the sights and stories.


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