Morskie Oko (literally: Eye of the Sea) is the lake located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, in the Rybi Potok Valley. This post-glacial body of water is situated at an altitude of 1,395 meters above sea level and covers the area of almost 35 hectares. The lake is over 50 meters deep. The name Morskie Oko is of the German origin and the highlanders used to call it Biały Staw (White Pond) or Rybi Staw (Fish Pond). This most beautiful Polish lake and the surrounding Mięguszowiecki Summits were immortalized on hundreds of canvases and photographs. Morskie Oko also inspired writers, musicians and poets.