If you’re a resident or regular visitor to the Fethiye region one thing which is hard not to notice is its diversity.

Markets ring to the sound of more than one language, blue sea meets green forested mountains and winter months can be as harsh and unforgiving as the summer evenings are long and balmy.

But for Angela Wills and husband Steve, it’s the livestock and the widlife which help to underpin Turkey’s unique appeal – and they have shared an album of their favourite images with Fethiye Times to illustrate all the things they love.

A new life

Angela writes: “We moved over from the UK in May 2019 after taking early retirement and, although we miss our family and friends, we’re loving our new life in Ovacik – a place we have holidayed for the last 16 years. 

“We feel we live in the best place for us as we’re only approximately a ten-minute stroll from the bars, restaurants and shops in Hisaronu in one direction and Ovacik in the other.

“However, we’re also surrounded by wildlife and animals insects and, of course, the beautiful scenery making it feel very rural – which means we can enjoy the best of both worlds.

“The album includes some of the animals and insects we have come across to date – including some in the harbour in Fethiye and the crabs in Dalyan. We hope you enjoy!”

Readers’ albums

If you have a collection of photos taken at a location in Turkey which you would like to share, why not submit them for consideration?

They don’t need to be a particular shape but, to reproduce on the website, they do need to be of a reasonable resolution – perhaps 1mb or more.

The subject is up to you but – like Angela and Steve – we’d also ask that you include a few details about yourself, what inspired you to take the images and a little bit about them.

Please feel free to submit your album of no more than 15 images and the relevant details to fethiyetimes2017@gmail.com and we’ll do the rest.

We’ll look forward to hearing from you …