Lake Cerknica (or Cerkniško jezero) is the largest lake in Slovenia. It is an intermittent lake, it comes and goes depending on the rains. It is located south of Cerknica town and fed by numerous Karstic sources that originate in the nearby hills. The whole area is protected as a Ramsar wetland, as Natura 2000 and as Notranjki regijski park. I like to visit the lake in different times of year. Mostly for photography and to enjoy nature. But kayaking on Lake Cerknica is one of my favourite activities. Here are some photos and a vlog from my last trip.
I got up 3.30AM in order to get on location well before sunrise. First I needed to scout the conditions to decide where to enter the water with a kayak. I am familiar with locations on the lake so when I saw mists and high water level I knew where is a good spot.
Setting up my Oru Inlet kayak was easy. I am getting better and better – this time it took me about four minutes to set it up and get on the water. Folding it back and putting in the car is even faster. I will never go back to traditional fixed kayaks or canoes. Kayaking on Lake Cerknica has never been easier!
Lake Cerknica Photos
Photography at Lake Cerknica can be very rewarding. If you like being surprised by nature and weather conditions, you will want to come here over and over again. I have been visiting this lake for more than fifteen years now and each time I get some unexpected photos. Over the years I got a nice portfolio (I need to make a blog post with the “best of” selection). If you are interested in coming here with your camera, check Photohound. I have added some of my favourite photo spots of Lake Cerknica and nearby areas.
Thanks for visiting and see you soon!