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Leza de Rio Leza
02-NOV-2012

Leza de Rio Leza

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The important natural, cultural, and scenic value of the upper Riojan valleys have earned them the distinction of Biosphere Reserve, awarded by Unesco. These landscapes are covered with forests, rocks and cliffs, where we find historic towns, fossilised dinosaur footprints and interesting archaeological sites. This area also has water of remarkable quality, both in springs and thermal currents. The orography of this Biosphere Reserve is defined by transitions, from high peaks to lower grounds. Fluvial erosion also left a mark in the limestone surroundings. The Leza gorge, with a 500-meter fall, the rocks of Peña del Jubera and the kermes oak groves of Villarroya, which include beech and Melojo oak trees, are some of the most beautiful features of the reserve. In the river sides we find a great diversity of tree species, although the most numerous are ash trees

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Chris Morton18-Jan-2013 21:18
epic landscape
marie-jose wolff18-Jan-2013 17:16
I like the contrast between the hills and and the lush green trees! V
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)18-Jan-2013 15:59
Excellent image. This almost looks like Colorado's foothills. Very nice job. V.
globalgadabout18-Jan-2013 15:03
stellar composition...good timing to be there in autumn..
Walter O. Koenig18-Jan-2013 14:19
What a fantastic location. Nice with the trees in the foreground. "V"
Clarence King18-Jan-2013 14:15
Fine landscape. Interesting writeup. v
Ceya18-Jan-2013 14:10
Love the rhythm and colours in your shot! Wonderful landscape, Jose. V
Jim Coffman18-Jan-2013 14:03
A very fine view from your vantage point!
hugo poon18-Jan-2013 12:14
What charming landscape! Like a beautiful painting!:-)
Tom LeRoy18-Jan-2013 10:44
A great landscape, lovely trees~ V
Brian with an Eye18-Jan-2013 10:31
The trees give a beautiful splash of colour.
Bob White18-Jan-2013 10:30
Wonderful shot love the colors and light ...v
Yvonne18-Jan-2013 08:03
Gorgeous light on the trees Jose, beautiful scenery shot. v
Gérard Koehl18-Jan-2013 05:48
Magnifique paysage. V
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