The Verkhoyansk Range and Lena River, Russia
The Verkhoyansk Range is a mountain range of eastern Siberia, spanning about 1000 kilometers (600 meters), across the Sakha Republic, Russia. It rises to approximately 2,480 meters (8,150 feet) in the South.
It forms a vast arc between the Lena and Aldan rivers to the West and the Yana River to the East. The Lena River is clearly visible just below the range, following its curve. It is covered with snow and ice and appears bright white.
The range lies just west of the boundary of the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates. It contains coal, silver, lead, and zinc deposits.
The world’s lowest temperatures for inhabited places have been recorded in this region, and there is quite deep snow cover for most of the year. In this image, the mountains are covered with bright white snow, and the surrounding area is blanketed as well.