Landscape Photography of the Žitava River near Martovce

The Žitava River (in Hungarian: Zsitva folyó) is a tributary of the Old Nitra River (in Slovak: rieka Stará Nitra; in Hungarian: Öreg-Nyitra folyó) in southwestern Slovakia. The runoff of this almost 100 km long river is not considerable.  The Žitava wetlands near the village of Martovce (in Hungarian: Martos) are much more significant, however. This Special Protection Area is very rich in biodiversity. It is situated 16 km northwards from the small city of Komárno, where the Žitava River joins the Old Nitra River.

We are glad that you stopped by to check out our landscape photography of this unique wetland. The following nature pictures reveal the beauty of this place in winter.

 

Sunset photo - Landscape photography of the Žitava river near Martovce
The Žitava River has it’s source in the Pohronský Inovec mountain range in the southwest of Slovakia and joins the Old Nitra River near the village of Martovce. The wetland is formed at the confluence.

Memento of the Second World War

Landscape photography of the Žitava River near Martovce
The road to Komárno  led over a bridge above this terrain until the Second World War. The Wermacht destroyed this bridge when they withdrew before the advancing Red Army. Its ruins are kept as a memento, making this amazing scenery even more exceptional.

 

Landscape photography of the Žitava River near Martovce
Play of light around the ruins of the bridge. Performed by the Sun, cumulus clouds, the Žitava River and the wind.

Landscape Photography of the Žitava River Alluvium

Sunset picture - Landscape photography of the Žitava River near Martovce
Sunset on the river – Landscape photography of the Žitava wetlands near Martovce

 

Nature photo of the Žitava river near Martovce
The Žitava River and its surrounding wetlands provides habitat to many protected and endangered species of plants and animals

 

Sunset picture - Landscape photography of the Žitava river at Martovce
Play of light around the ruins of the bridge – reed version

 

Lonesome tree - nature photography of the Žitava river near Martovce
Lonely tree on a tiny island

 

Landscape Photography of the Žitava River near Martovce – Gallery

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Click here to see further landscape photos of sunset in southern Slovakia

 

Feel free to take a look at some paragliding images

 

or check out some climbing photos