Freshwater ecosystems – rivers, streams, lakes and wetlands – cover less than 1% of Earth’s surface, yet they host extremely high biodiversity – almost 6% of all known species in the world.
One remarkable feature of waters is that they connect into an aquatic network – from springs and mountain streams over creeks, rivers, lakes and groundwaters to wetlands, estuaries, seas and oceans. Along the way, environmental, hydrological and landscape gradients shape diverse biological communities characteristic for each part.
Waiting for the Night
Snowy WhiteAare Gorge. Switzerland
Lazy FlowDrino River. Albania
This photo was taken with Samsung Galaxy S3 phone camera.
Running LowSavica Waterfall. Slovenia
Steaming FuryIguazú Waterfalls. Argentina
Meandering AroundUvac River. Serbia
Mystic RiverSava River. Above Vojvodina, Serbia
Clear GreenSchwarzwald. Baden-Würtemberg, Germany
MeetingConfluence of Danube and Sava Rivers. Belgrade, Serbia
Pool CarvingSapadere Canyon. Alanya, Turkey
Cheerful StreamingTrentino Province, Italy
Waiting for the NightWesthavelland. Brendenburg, Germany
Water SnakeSapadere Canyon. Alanya, Turkey
Frozen FieldsSava River. Above Belgrade, Serbia
Creeping InTara River. Montenegro
Melting SnowUri Alps. Switzerland
Canyon WalkSapadere Canyon. Alanya, Turkey
High LoadsBrandenburg, Germany.
Aqua SlideSchwarzwald. Baden-Würtemberg, Germany