1 Russia Begins From Kamchatka

Russia Begins From Kamchatka

Posted on October 22, 2013 by team


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inside this post is an interesting trip to Kamchatka in pictures.

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It is the land that has never seen trains, you can get there only by plane.

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Kamchatka welcomes you!

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The best of this land is its nature and people – friendly and hospitable.

In the background on the picture above is Vilyuchinsky Volcano.

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That hill called Mishennaya separates the city into two parts.

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One of the piers.

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On the way to legendary Klyuchevsky volcano. This big stone was lying on the road preventing cars from driving forward..

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Shiveluch volcano in the clouds.

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On this picture you can clearly see what a piroclastic flow may do. A cloud consisting of hot volcanic gas, ash and stones forms when a volcano is erecting. It comes down as fast as a jet plane burning and destructing everything on its way.

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Lava-ash surface in section. You can see the border between two erections. Each layer is two meters thick.

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Trees are still dead but fresh grass is already growing. Shiveluch is a very active volcano so this grass can be destructed soon again. Flights in this area are prohibited. Sometimes seismologists register over 100 local earthquakes a day here.

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Kamchatka landscapes are rather contrasting. Once you climb up on Shiveluch you find yourself on such a desert but the slope covered with grass is very close. You can even eat blueberries.

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The crater of Shiveluch is always hidden behind the clouds and steam.

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Lava and ash field.

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Some adventures of Frodo and Sam could happen here…

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And here some lunar rovers could be tested. Clouds of Kamchatka are so low that it seems you may touch them.

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Russkaya Bay is such a fjord, the bay surrounded by mountains.

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Avachinskaya bay. The three brothers are even seen from a window of a plane from above.

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Seals do not like people and when see them crawl away.

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So many birds!

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Some of them are in love.

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Typical food of Kamchatka.

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Have you ever eaten eggs of sea urchins? Japanese people believe they help to prolong life.

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In the open ocean.

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Russkaya Bay.

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Houses of people stand near the abandoned military base of frontier guards.

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There is no electricity here, no mobile connection. The water is taken from the river. Only special people can live here.

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Humpback salmon. Bears won’t be hungry this season too.

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This old ship is the place where fishermen stay today.

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It’s not the only one here, of course…

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Snow on the volcanic plateau.

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Such a summer road…

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Alpine landscapes.

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Hot volcanic gases.

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It’s dangerous to walk here.

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Blue and red clay can be found here.

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The colorful land.

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Radon spring.

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Mutnovskaya geothermal station.

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Road to another volcano, Gorely one. It’s very popular among tourists and even children may climb it.

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Frozen lava.

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Pictures taken while climbing Gorely volcano.

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Crater of Mutnovsky volcano.

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Here you may see three craters.

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This lake is said to be acid one.

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Plateau view from the top of Gorely volcano.

Probably the whole life is not enough to see everything on the Kamchatka peninsular: it has dozens of acting volcanoes, hundreds of extinct ones, calderas, nature reserves, lakes and rivers. But at least you may try to see as much as possible.

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