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Snow on the Kamchatka Peninsula and Ice Offshore, Russia

56.0N 160.0E

February 10th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Russia - January 25th, 2010

Russia - January 25th, 2010

The Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Russian Far East, is covered with a white blanket of snow. The peaks of the Kamchatka or Central Range are visible as a vertical line cutting through the center of the peninsula.

This large peninsula’s heavily indented east coast has four distinct smaller peninsular formations: (from bottom to top) Shipunsky Point, Kronotsky Point, Kamchatsky Point and Ozernoy Point. In the bays between these peninsulas, ice can be seen in swirled patterns on the surface of the water. These paisley designs are created when ice forms or melts and takes on the form of the water currents.

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