Bay of Kotor Montenegro

The Bay of Kotor in Montenegro

Located along one of the world’s most gorgeous bays is the fortress town of Kotor, a city of traders and famous sailors, with many stories to tell. The Old City of Kotor is a well-preserved urbanization standard of this middle Ages, constructed between the 12th and 14th century. Medieval architecture and many monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor a prominent figure in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Bay lies within the Mediterranean and northwards through the humid subtropical climate zone, but its strange topography and large hills make it one of the wettest places in Europe, together with Europe’s wettest populated areas. The littoral Dinarids, as well as the Prokletije mountains, receive the maximum precipitation, leading to small glaciers surviving well over the 0 °C (32 °F) mean yearly isotherm.

November thunderstorms sometimes drop large amounts of water. By comparison, in August the region is frequently completely dry, leading to forest fires. Having a maximum discharge of 200 m³/s, one of the biggest karst springs, the Sopot spring, reflects this seasonal variation. Most of the time it is inactive but following heavy rain, a remarkable waterfall appears 20 m above the Bay of Kotor.

ExposureManual exposure, 1 sec, ISO 100
CameraSony A7II
LensSony FE 24-240mm
LocationKotor, Montenegro

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