8 A Desert Surrounded By Icy Mountains

A Desert Surrounded By Icy Mountains

It is well-known that Transbaikal or Zabaykalsky Krai is a region with snow-capped mountains and huge ice fields to the east of Lake Baikal in Russia. But not many people are aware of the fact that a true desert can be found in the place.

Chara Sands are located in Kalarsky District of Zabaykalsky Krai, the sand band is 10 km long and 5 km wide.

The sands are surrounded by boreal forests and marshes.

It is the largest reservoir of drift sands in the region.

Some dunes are 150-170 km long and 80 m high.

Chara Sands look like deserts found in Central Asia.

Two small lakes are located in the north-eastern part of the place.

Chara Sands were formed during the Zyrian glaciation period as a lake delta at the front zone of the Sakukan glacier, when Chara hollow was filled with water.


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8 Responses to “A Desert Surrounded By Icy Mountains”

  1. Matt says:

    So beautiful!

  2. (r)evolutionist says:

    Ergo, an erg.

  3. mukmika says:

    Looks barren and windswept, but beautiful also. Great photography.

  4. 山下智久 says:

    very beautiful!

  5. tom says:

    Great shots and a beautiful area.

  6. A.Oscar says:

    Its many kinds of erosions: some by the wind, by the rivers, but always has been the Sea or oceans, which produce more erosion. We can see now in many countries: by the sea or ocean shore, having beautifully beaches, but was build a few thousand years ago, and the desert’s such by Lake Baikal and to far now from the oceans. I believe was made when any sea or ocean was there a few thousand years ago. Its Nature evolutions and will come again very soon. The planet Earth have had tendency to get much colder: until humans start to play into the changes, because of greed. I real believe knowing about it: but only my book would explain much better, way we are the way the Earth will change again. The only problem: could be next month, or next year or even much longer. For sure will happened, but in my believes, very soon, from a nuclear war, or the Earth will get wormer much faster. In Canada exist something the same, 70 km by 20 km a desert by one river. It is beautiful like the world in many ways. A.Oscar

  7. Beautiful Photography ;~).!!

  8. LovesFLSun says:

    AS usual, I am in awe of the ER photographers!!

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