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Welcome to the Puszta.com photo gallery, a continually updated collection of photo contest entries and our personal and visitor photographs.

Come and see the thousand faces of Hungary and the Hungarian culture
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The Fauna of the Great Plains

Tisza Mayfly

Tisza Mayfly Hungary
The Tisza mayfly is the largest mayfly species in Europe
, males measuring up to five inches (12 cm) from head to tail.



European Bee-eater

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster, gyurgyalag)
The bright, rainbow-colored European Bee-eaters breed in holes in sandpits, riverbanks and quarries. They lay their eggs and raise their young in long tunnels made in the sand, sometimes measuring 6.5 feet (2 m) in length.



Common Spoonbill

Common Spoonbill
The Common Spoonbill
nests in colonies in trees or reedbeds of tranquil marshy wetlands. It regularly breeds in Hungary.



Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)


The largest population of Purple Heron in Hungary nests in the expansive reedbeds of the Lake Tisza region, between April and September.



The Great Bustard

Great Bustard (Otis tarda; tuzok)
Approximately the size of a turkey, the Great Bustard is the heaviest flying bird species in Europe.  Most of the Hungarian resident bustards live on the Plains.

Strictly protected; conservation value: 1 million HUF/individual.



Moor Frog (Rana arvalis)

Moor frog (Rana arvalis)
The Moor Frog is characteristically a northern species. It can be found on the northernmost parts of Europe.

In Hungary, we can meet this frog with a tapered nose on the flatlands and hills, in damp bogs and meadows, and on the floodplains.



Hungarian Grey Cattle


Hungarian cattle farming goes back many thousand years in history.

The robust gray cattle was originally brought
from inner Asia
to the Carpathian Basin
by ancient Hungarians



Long-wool Racka sheep

The Hungarian gray cattle and the long-wool Racka sheep are both considered treasures of Hungary.

Photo: szilus

The long, curly hair and the spiral horns make this sheep unique in the world
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'The Birds and the Bees' of the Hungarian Great Plains


Life on the Hungarian Great Plains (Alfold) is primarily supported by its main river, the Tisza. The river's surroundings form a suitable habitat for rare local species.





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