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Smoke Near Vilyuy and Lena Rivers, Russia

63.7N 121.6E

July 18th, 2011 Category: Fires, Rivers

Russia - July 14th, 2011

This image of Russian Siberia shows smoke from fires north of Lake Baikal (click here for more images of fires in Russia).

Just north of the smoke is a segment of the Lena River, the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean. In the full image, the Vilyuy River, the longest tributary of the Lena, can be seen flowing across the Central Siberian. Plateau to its confluence with the Lena.

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