Photographer's Note

Pelister! West of Bitola, near the town, is the Baba (meaning Grandma) Mountain with the magnificent Mount Pelister (2601 meters, or 8533 feet).Pelister is the oldest and second largest national park in Macedonia.Pelister National Park is filled with exquisite flora and fauna. Among flora elements, the presence is especially significant of the five-needle pine molica (Pinus peuce)- a unique species of tertiary age being present on only a few mountains in the Balkan Peninsula. The beauty of the landscape is enhanced by the diversified wildlife: bears, roe deer, wolves, chamois, deer, wild boars, rabbits, several species of eagles, partridges, redbilled jackdaws, and the endemic Macedonian Pelagonia trout.

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