Tara National park, Serbia – Timelapse

This is my first timelapse movie. It is made with NIKON D3000, photographed from the hands.

This is Tara, National park in Serbia.  Tara is located in western Serbia. It is a part of Dinaric Alps and covers an area of 183 km2. Its length is 50 km, and it is 22 km wide, with average height of 1200 m above sea level. Its highest point is Kozji rid – 1591 m.


On July the 13. 1981. Tara becomes a National park covering area of 19.175 ha.

Due to its climate and isolation Tara preserved ancient species of trees such as pancic spruce and other almost fossil species of plants. Tara is mostly made of limestone and its average height is 1000-1200m. The highest point is Kozji Rid -1591m and the lowest 291m is at the lake Perućac. Vrelo River is the strongest fountain in the national park, which runs into river Drina after 365 meters. Summers are fresh and winters are cold with lots of snow. Most rainfall is in May. Driest months are July and August. Autumn is sunny and warmer then spring.

NP Tara is 80% covered with forests. There are 34 forest and 19 meadow communities. 75% of forests are mixed spruce-fir, fir and beech. Besides Pančić spruce significant plants are hazel, yew, holly, jeremičak, knapweed of derventa, peony, blechnum spicant

There are 53 species of mammals. The most interesting are bear (Ursus arctos), and chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) which lives even on elevation of 291m. There are 135 species of birds. 43 of them are migrating species. The most interesting are endangered species such are golden eagle (Aquila chryssetos), peregrine falcon and others.

There are more than 251 species of mushrooms. Three of them are poisonous. Amanita phalloides is the most dangerous mushroom in Europe.

Fishing on rivers and lakes within the NP is a real pleasure. There are about 40 species of fish. (mladica (Hucho — hucho), lipljan (Thumallus thumallus), gull, carp, jez (Leuciscus idus)…

In the NP Tara there are many archeological sights dating from neolith to middle ages. There are stecaks in Perucac, remnants of medieval fortress Solotnik and monastery Rača, built by king Dragutin Nemanjić in the 13. century.

There are 18 mountain foot paths with total length of 120km. When using those paths you should consult maps which can be bought at information points in the park.

TAROCYKL project defined 27 cycling paths with total length of about 420km creating opportunity for a new kind of tourism with no side effects on environment.

Hunting in the NP Tara is always organized according to plans. There are about 40 bears, 300 chamois, 320 does and 40 wild boars. Hunting licenses, guides and transportation are authorized by service for protection and improvement oh hunting and fishing of NP Tara

~ by mladenkesic on 1. August 2011..

2 Responses to “Tara National park, Serbia – Timelapse”

  1. […] photographer Mladen Kesic uploaded to Youtube (and posted on his blog) his first timelapse movie. A fantastic timelapse movie of Tara mountain/national park (Tara is a […]

  2. Great video, relly great🙂

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