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Caucasus Mountains and Laba River in Krasnodar Krai, Russia

April 27th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Russia - February 18th, 2010

Russia - February 18th, 2010

This orthorectified image focuses on Krasnodar Krai, a federal subject of Russia located in the Southern Federal District. Krasnodar Krai encompasses the western part of the Forecaucasus and a part of the northern slopes of Caucasus Major.

Upon opening the full image, the Laba River can be seen running parallel to the left edge. The Laba is a 214 km long river in North Caucasus, Russia. It is a left tributary of the Kuban River, which it meets in Ust-Labinsk. It flows through Krasnodar Krai and the Republic of Adygea.

Kuban and Bolshaya Laba Rivers by the Caucasus Mountains, Russia

44.2N 42.2E

December 8th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Georgia - November 24th, 2009

Georgia - November 24th, 2009

The Kuban River flows down from the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia and into Russia, just west of Lake Kubanskoye (upper right quadrant). It flows through the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Stavropol Krai, Krasnodar Krai, and the Republic of Adygea.

The Kuban flows 870 km north and west from its source near Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains, eventually reaching the Temryuk Bay of the Sea of Azov. The area of its drainage basin is 57,900 kmĀ². It is navigable along most of its length.

A left tributary of the Kuban, the Bolshaya Laba River, is visible in the upper left quadrant. It is a 214 km long river in Russia’s North Caucasus that flows through Krasnodar Krai and the Republic of Adygea. The Bolshaya Laba meets the Kuban in Ust-Labinsk. It is used for irrigation and timber floating, and is also suitable for rafting.

Western Caucasus Mountains

43.3N 42.4E

July 30th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Western Caucasus, Russia and Georgia - June 21st, 2009

Western Caucasus, Russia and Georgia - June 21st, 2009

The Western Caucasus is a western region of the Caucasus Mountains from the Black Sea to Mount Elbrus (right edge), along the border of Russia (above) and Georgia (below). The peaks of the mountains are white with snow, while the surrounding forest is dark green. Rivers flowing down from the mountains spills sediments into the Black Sea.

According to UNESCO specialists, the Western Caucasus is the only large mountain area in Europe that has not experienced significant human impact. Its habitats are exceptionally varied for such a small area, ranging from lowlands to glaciers.

The area contains the Caucasian State Nature Biosphere Reserve in Krasnodar Krai, Adygea and Karachay-Cherkessia, created to preserve some 85 m-high specimens of the Nordmann Fir, thought to be the tallest trees in Europe, and a unique forest formed by English Yew and European Box.