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Pylginsky Ridge by Shores of Olyutorsky Bay, Russia

61.5N 156.7E

October 25th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Russia - October 2nd, 2010

The Olyutorsky Bay, stretching horizontally across the image center, is a gulf or bay of the Bering Sea in the northern part of Kamchatka Krai, Russia. It is bounded on the west by the Govena Peninsula, which separates it from Korfa Bay (left edge), and on the east by the Olyutorsky Peninsula.

The bay extends roughly 83 km inland and is 228 km at its widest. The deepest spot is about 1,000 meters. The western shore is dominated by the Pylginsky Ridge, which has a maximum elevation of 1,357 meters. The bay is normally covered by fast ice from December to May. It has a large tidal range of up to 1.9 meters.

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