Gallocanta lake in spring, between Teruel and Zaragoza, Spain
The lake of Gallocanta is situated on a high continental plain at an altitude of just over 1,000m. It is a purely rain-fed lagoon which is largely dependent on autumn and spring rains if it is to maintain much water into the hot summer months.
Apart from being the most important single stopover site for migrating Cranes in Spain, it holds an interesting array of wetland birds when its water level permits, while its shores are visited by steppeland birds and raptors. The European Union has designated it as a Special Protection Area.