Mirrored worlds - It was -8ºC up at 300 metres altitude when I took this photo. The clouds and snow were moving in, there were only a few pockets of blue sky left, I flew straight to the lake to get the relection of the blue sky. The lake of Sainte Croix (Lac de Sainte Croix) is a man made lake formed when the Sainte Croix dam was build in 1973. The dam, which generates 142 million kWh of electricity per year, is 94 metres high, 7.5 metres thick at its base and 3 metres thick at its crest. The Verdon river flows into the catchment area. The reservoir holds a maximum of 761 million cubic metres of water. The village that can be seen to the left of the small island (Island of Coste Belle) is Les Salles-sur-Verdon, the original village is now completely underwater.
Lac de Sainte Croix - March 2018

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Photographies aérienne haute définition prisent en France et en Italie par Gaëtan Hutter