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El-Chorro Lakes - megmet's album

El-Chorro and the Lakes are a ten minute drive from my home. The lakes are outstandingly beautiful, the colour of the water there has to be seen to be believed. Imagine three stunningly beautiful turquoise coloured lakes bordered by pine forests. A tranquil retreat where you can swim or fish, or picnic on the lake shore. Hardly sounds like a typical Andalucian scene, does it! But west of Alora just a ten minute drive from my home that is what you will find. Malaga's "Lake District" is in fact three artificial lakes created by a dam built across the dramatic 200 m. high Guadalhorce river gorge, known as the Garganta del Chorro. Watch out for the eagles which continually circle around the sheer cliffs. None of my images of these lakes have been colour enhanced, they are all quite natural.