Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Taimyr peninsula seems to be heaven for adventurous raftsmen. The rafts carry the travellers down the river past fantastic landscapes and nosy deers.

In the first half of the 17th century Russians began to explore the territory of Taimyr. That was also the time when the river Kotuikan was first described.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

A warm ocean used to lap against these rocks. Then the water moved away and the ancient rocks form the surface now.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

The Kotuikan river has formed its own valley here and created one of the most scenic landscapes on Earth. It has uncovered geological layers on which one can read the history of our planet.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Water, wind and temperature drop has created a unique landscape here. The rocks, sharp like spades, soar up like Medieval castles.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Travel agencies organize rafting tours along the Kotuikan. These are breathtaking, although dangerous trips.

The travellers fly over a lot of little marvellous lakes.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

The helicopter leaves the raftsmen alone with bloodsucking insects.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Local untouched nature.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

There is unbelievable silence around. One can feel the absence of civilization.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

The river carry the rafts with the speed of 5- 10 km/hr.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

There hardly are dangerous rapids on the Kotuikan, the rafting is mostly calm and pleasant.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

There is, however, a danger of losing your rafts overnight – the water level may abruptly rise because of the amount of rain water coming from the hills.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

This red brown steep has remained from the times of the ancient ocean.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

These stones are about 1,2 – 2 billion years old.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

The river makes a loop forming one of the most beautiful nature phenomena – turning around the peninsula where such fanciful green larches grow.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Man’s imagination easily turns this stone into a brave guard.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

These are traces of vital activity of the first organisms capable of photosynthesis. They were active about 3,5 billion years ago.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Twin stone strongholds are guarding the river’ peace.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

When one steps on these rocks they crack like ceramics. It reminds of walking over earthenware in some forgotten ancient city.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

The river forms one of the strangest and the most picturesque landscapes – a rock amphiteatre.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Pure beauty of nature.

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]

5 thoughts on “Stone Guards Of Taimyr Region [photos]”

  1. These guys are very lucky to have gone on such a trip. I love white water rafting and fishing. I would love to make this trip into the wild myself. Interesting abandon cabin. It looked like it was once a nice little place to stay.

    It seems like most all Russians know how to build anything from wood. That may not be true but that’s the impression I get from looking at different posts here at ER.

    Great Post, Thanks.

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