This is a panorama made out of 3 different images. f22, 20sec. ISO 400.
lake on the coast of Spain, 7 miles (11 km) south of Valencia. It is part of the Albufera Nature Reserve, with a surface area of 21,120 hectares. Its proximity and easy access from the city of Valencia, allow doing some nature-watching. The whole year long, the great bio-diversity of this protected natural space means a great variety of fauna and flora can be observed.
It covers the municipal areas of Valencia, Alfafar, Sedaví, Massanassa, Catarroja, Albal, Beniparrell, Silla, Sollana, Sueca, Cullera, Albalat de la Ribera and Algemesí.
Since 1990 the Albufera Nature Reserve has been included in the list of wetlands of international importance for birds established in virtue of the Ramsar agreement dated 2nd February 1971 and since 1991 it has been included in the ZEPA Areas (Zone of Special Protection for Birds).
The most important traditional use made of the zone has always been and today continues to be fishing. From prehistoric times the rich fishing in the lagoon attracted men there, specialising in this activity.