Writer-photographer: Nikos Petrou
Editions: Athens: 1st 1995, 2nd 1997
Translation: Maria Petrou
Colored with photos
This book, second in our series “The Greek Nature we don’t know”. Here it presents Lake Kerkini, the most important wetland in our country today. It took more than four years of frequent visits to the wetland, during all seasons, for Nikos Petrou to observe, take photos and record the rare beauty of the area, where wildlife follows its own rhythms, unknown to the city – dwellers.
This striking, secluded corner of the Greek countryside, unknown to most of us, is seriously threatened today.
Greece still boasts some of the most important wildlife habitats in Europe, supporting a spectacular diversity of rare species.
They represent an important national resource and may well become invaluable in the near future – if they survive.
Destruction of the environment is a huge problem of our times, yet to this day we have failed to realize its real extent. We hope that the beauty of nature as represented in this book may awaken a spark of concern in each of us.
Reflections on Kerkini
Life at the Colony