After so much traveling around the world, this year I decided to spend a late summer vacation much closer to home — in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, hosting the third largest biodiversity on the planet (after the Great Barrier Reef and the Galapagos Archipelago), and located a mere 120km from my native town of Braila, Romania. Enjoy this collection of photos and I do encourage you to visit if you have a chance!
A pod of pelicans about to take flight in the late afternoon light
And a bit of culture to round it all up: Mănăstirea Cocoșu (“Rooster” monastery) in Niculițel, Tulcea county.
One of many canals bordered by willow trees.
It was just the wrong time and place to not have brought a tripod…
A bird perched on top of a wooden pole used to hold fishing nets under the water is waiting for the sun to set
Seagulls following us and the wake of our boat.
A small wooden boat by the side of a canal is reflected on the surface of the water
A swan trying to lift itself up from the water’s surface