In Aragon, Ibon is the name by which lakes of glacial origin are called, which occupy small oval or circular basins that have been excavated by ancient glacial circuses.
Ibón is one of the most personal and beautiful finds that the walker can find along the valleys of the Pyrenees.
The formation of the ibons occurs in glacial circuses, where the almost vertical pressure of the glacier ice, before taking a more horizontal sense in the tongue, produces an erosion that excavates the bottom bucket, so that it, with the removal of the ice, it is filled with water forming the ibon. Such is the amount of ibons, which of the 406 Spanish lakes, in the sheets corresponding to Aragon of the national topographic map, can be counted up to 158.
In the Aragonese Pyrenees there are three large areas of ibons, in the Panticosa, Posets and Maladeta massifs, the latter two corresponding to the "Ball de Benas". Among the ibons located around the Massif de la Maladeta, northeast of Benasque, are Villamuerta Alto and Baixo, Llosas, Ballibierna, Renclusa, Gorgutes, Alba, Collada de Toro, Barrancs, Escaleta, Carones and Cregüeña.
The northwestern part of the surrounding valley also collects numerous ibons: Batisielles, Barbarisa, Escarpinosa, Batisielles Alto, Alforches-Plan dels Ibons, Bagüeña, Perramo or Bardamina among others.
If you want to extend your information on Aragon you can begin crossing his varied landscapes,
or to also begin a route by the fauna,
and the use of the water in Aragon.
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You can add culture and nature in its cultural Parks or its extensive Bestiary
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The project "Nature in Aragon "is an extension of the previous" Natural and Geological Heritage in Aragon", therefore extend the description of natural places of interest in Aragon such as the already ancient National Parks of Ordesa and Monte Perdido and the National Park of Moncayo with other places such as the Sierra de Guara, exponent of humid places of Half Mountain, Los Galachos del Ebro or the steppe, which in its full aridity it is represented by the Lomaza de Belchite or the wide Monegros
To complement this information, introductions to flora, fauna, fungi, geology, water, landscapes, etc. are added.
Elsewhere in the Pasapues project, reference is made to famous Aragonese naturalists such as Odon de Buen or Felix de Azara, etc.
This project is documented, whenever possible, by graphic material such as photographs, illustrations, maps, etc.
Ibones of the Pyrenees. Natural areas in Aragon. Pyrenees, mountains, rivers, Trouts, newts, Vertebrates, Animal kingdom, vegetables, fungi, landscapes, protected areas, Fauna, zoology, ecology, Water, humidity, stone.
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