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Vladivostock and Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Russia

January 21st, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Southeastern coastline of Russia - January 15th, 2009

Vladivostock and Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Russia - January 15th, 2009

Clouds over the Sea of Japan, blown away from the mainland by easterly winds, frame the eastern coastline of North Korea and Russia. Some also rest over the Peter the Great Gulf, by Vladivostock.

Onland, the Sikhote-Alin Mountains are visible. They form a mountain range in Primorsky and Khabarovsk Krais, Russia, extending about 900 km to the northeast of the Russian Pacific seaport of Vladivostok.

The highest summits are Tordoki Yani (2,077 m), Ko Mountain (2,003 m) in Khabarovsk Krai and Anik Mountain (1,933 m) in Primorsky Krai.

Sikhote-Alin comprises one of the most extraordinary temperate zones in the world. Species typical of northern taiga (such as reindeer and the brown bear) coexist with tropical species, the Amur leopard, Siberian tiger, and the Himalayan bear.

source Wikipedia

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