The Wild Lake

The Wild Lake (Slovenian name is Divje jezero) is a karst siphon lake located near Idrija, Slovenia (45°58′56″N 14°1′41″E). It’s one of my favourite places and has a special place in my heart. The lake is close to where one set of my grandparents came from, and as a teen I often cycled to the lake and back when I stayed there. The lake is protected as a natural monument. It’s located between the rocky walls, and is also partially hidden from the road. The tall trees surrounding the lake are reflected in the water, and give the lake its specific blue colour. Additionally, it’s also known for its flora and fauna. In the lake you can find the brown traut, and in the caves bellow the water numerous underground animals, including the famous proteous. Around the lake in cold and shady niches, more than 150 different ferns and seed plants, of which many are typically found in the Alps. If you’re ever in the vicinity, this is a place worth to stop by even if it’s just a short break on the road.

The Wild Lake
The Wild Lake
Panorama of the Wild Lake
Panorama of the Wild Lake
The rocks reflecting in the clear water
The rocks reflecting in the clear water
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  1. YOu forgot to mention this lake is deepest lake in Europe and it was explored only to depth of some 150m. What is deeper noone knows. Sadly, quite some divers lost theor live in Wild lake durin exploration missions.
    Additinaly, small and short creek connecting lake to river nearby is the only creek that can flow in two directions. Normaly it wlows from tale to rivver, but in certain curcomstancies when watzert is high in the river and low in the lake it urns and flows in oposite direction. This is possible since lake is filled with water from plato high above the lake and river is pored by waters from hils indifferent area.

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