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LUVITSA Bulgarian for LIONESS

LUV the famous Bulgaria Lion

There are many myths surrounding the Lion of Bulgaria and many uses of the Lion seen around Bulgaria, however, there are many natural rock formations all around the hills of Bulgaria closely resembling the outline of a Lion

Lavat the Bulgarian Lion

Lavat the Bulgarian Lion

Lavat the Lion, purrrrhaps one of the most famous of Bulgarian lions, is slumbering in the deep south of Bulgaria

Purrrrhaps a lesser known Bulgarian Lion set in stone, is this one, on the outskirts of Kardzhali in the Rhodopes of southern Bulgaria.

This Lion can be clearly seen from the road, howevers the trees will soon cover it up again, concealing the Lion for good!

Bulgarian Lion Kardzhali Rhodopes southern Bulgaria

Bulgarian Lion of Kardzhali

Many of the myths surrounding the Bulgarian Lion claim to originate in Russia and Greece. However, with the numerous natural rock formations to be seen as you travel around Bulgaria, I purrrsonally believe the myth of the Lion (Luv) with his lady Luvitsa (Lioness) firmly originates from Bulgaria 🙂

Yellow black grey back spider spinning

Yellow Black Grey Spider

This yellow, black and grey stripey spider photo was taken by Katie, a friend of mine, who has generously offered it for you all to see the beauty of this spinning stripey spider. Thank you Katie for a gorgeous spider shot. this yellow and black spider hanging from...
Bat with horns and sharp teeth in Bulgaria

Bats with horns and teeth

RARE ENDANGERED SPECIES OF BULGARIAN BAT Bulgaria also has bats, these photos are of a bat with horns and sharp teeth! This Bulgarian bat was living inside one of my house bricks. We only knew there was a bat, when a wall had to be knocked down and during the...
Ostriches and ostrich farming in Bulgaria

Ostrich Farming

OSTRICH FARMING in BULGARIA OUR TRIP TO AN OSTRICH FARM IN SOUTHERN BULGARIATHE RHODOPES OSTRICH FARM A day out visit to the local Ostrich farm, where we were introduced to these fantastic and very cute characters. The owner of this ostrich farm patiently...
Green spotted toads and frogs

Green Spotted Toad Frog

GREEN SPOTTED TOADS BULL FROGS RED WARTS n all! This superb green spotted toad frogs proved to be a very comical character! First he tried scootching down so me may not see him, then he realised he wasn't doing a very good job at that and tried climbing up the canvas...
Female tick lighter colour clearly showing her head is intact with her body

Ticks

TICKS from DOGS and TICKS on CATS CLICK TO ENLARGE THE TICK! plus a flying tick like creature a tick with wings! Animal Collection of close up photos of the wildlife of Bulgaria in The...
Bulgarian cold blooded reptiles green lizards in Bulgaria

Green Lizards

Lizards of Bulgaria COLD BLOODED REPTILES of BULGARIA COLD BLOODED CREATURES REPTILES WHERE WILL YOU FIND ONE OF THESE BULGARIAN LIZARDS This reptile is cold blooded and needs the warmth of the sun to warm itself up and get itself going, the lizards can usually be...
Mother and baby foal being well cared for in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Horses

BULGARIAN HORSES WORKING HORSES WILD HORSES Bulgarian horses are well known in the equestrian world of horses for being of quiet and kind temperment. The horses in southern Bulgaria are all free to roam wherever the grass is greener! Oftentimes...
mating dragonflies blue turquoise dragonfly by the river fairies

River Fairies

RIVER FAIRIES - click the photo to enlarge the Bulgarian water fairies Down by the riverside near to Benkovski in southern Bulgaria is a magical river full of fairies a gaggle of multi coloured Dragonflies in mating season with turquoise blue,...
Dangerous orange and red Bulgarian centipede in Bulgaria

Dangerous Centipede

BLACK n ORANGE CENTIPEDE a DANGEROUS CENTIPEDE a CRITTER of BULGARIA I came across this lovely little dangerous centipede as I turned over a large stone on my farm in Bulgaria! Later on in the week, a local Bulgarian showed me around a disused school house and there...