2 The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

Minerals is what South Ural is rich in. In the 1930s they made a lot of open pits in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. The most famous of them is the Korkinsky one. But others
deserve some attention too. For example, the Krasnogorsk mine is quite impressive. There is an artificial pond in its bottom which looks like a small mountain lake.

9 Bears of Kuril Lake, Part II

Bears of Kuril Lake, Part II

Last week it was Sergey Ivanov whose photos of bears appeared at ER. Today you can
see some photos of Nikolay Zinoviev from Moscow, who also visited Kuril lake.

9 Unknown Kazakhstan

Unknown Kazakhstan

You are about to see a collection of photos from the exhibition held in Almaty which is called "Unknown Kazakhstan". Some
photographers made a trip around the country to take unique photographs. Some of them are presented below.
0 Bears of Kuril Lake

Bears of Kuril Lake

Kuril lake attracts many lovers of wild nature and many photographers among them. Sergey Ivanov from Kirov is one of them. He came to
the lake for the first time in 1995 and has been there for eight times since then. Some of his photos can be seen below.

1 Landscapes of Kirghizia

Landscapes of Kirghizia

It usually happens that tourists do not expect much from Kirghizia but once they come there they are
often impressed by its beauty and diversity. Time flies so fast and they want to see more and more.
2 Mudbaths of the Past And Salt Desert of Today

Mudbaths of the Past And Salt Desert of Today

Kuyalnik used to be a very famous mudbath. 200 years ago doctors concluded that local mud had magical properties and convinced the city authorities to build a mudbath here. People from
all the Empire used to come here for improving their health. Soviet people liked mud treatment as well. They even had to build three more buildings to accept all comers.
5 Nature of the Wild Polar Land

Nature of the Wild Polar Land

The nature of Taimyr peninsular is rather severe. In summer after sunset temperature falls to 3C (37.4F). And even in such conditions the vegetation of Taimyr is rich enough. Plants have to survive in
a cold polar summer and leave offspring in thawed soil over the permafrost. The climate is closely connected with permafrost: when the sun doesn't shine, the air is getting cold fast.

3 The Cuties of Today

The Cuties of Today

This cute little cub is a real miracle: it's the only cub resulted from mating a lion
and a tiger - a liger. Her name is Ciara and she's in the zoo of Novosibirsk now.

3 Flight Over the Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Flight Over the Volcanoes of Kamchatka

We are going to fly over the most famous volcanoes of central Kamchatka by helicopter. The weather is nice though it is always foggy over Kamchatka. On this photo is Karymskaya hill, it is an active volcano.
It is 1536 m high (5039 ft). Its top is a right truncated cone. It constantly emits hot gases. It is located in the caldera of the ancient volcano (with the diameter of five km (three miles).

10 Baby Hedgehogs Have a Cat Mom

Baby Hedgehogs Have a Cat Mom

When you have too much love it's not so important who you share it with. This kind cat has
recently become a mother and it raises its own kittens together with these little hedgehogs.

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