inside this post is an interesting trip to Kamchatka in pictures.
It is the land that has never seen trains, you can get there only by plane.
Kamchatka welcomes you!
The best of this land is its nature and people – friendly and hospitable.
In the background on the picture above is Vilyuchinsky Volcano.
That hill called Mishennaya separates the city into two parts.
One of the piers.
On the way to legendary Klyuchevsky volcano. This big stone was lying on the road preventing cars from driving forward..
Shiveluch volcano in the clouds.
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.
Lava-ash surface in section. You can see the border between two erections. Each layer is two meters thick.
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.
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.
The crater of Shiveluch is always hidden behind the clouds and steam.
Lava and ash field.
Some adventures of Frodo and Sam could happen here…
And here some lunar rovers could be tested. Clouds of Kamchatka are so low that it seems you may touch them.
Russkaya Bay is such a fjord, the bay surrounded by mountains.
Avachinskaya bay. The three brothers are even seen from a window of a plane from above.
Seals do not like people and when see them crawl away.
So many birds!
Some of them are in love.
Typical food of Kamchatka.
Have you ever eaten eggs of sea urchins? Japanese people believe they help to prolong life.
In the open ocean.
Houses of people stand near the abandoned military base of frontier guards.
There is no electricity here, no mobile connection. The water is taken from the river. Only special people can live here.
Humpback salmon. Bears won’t be hungry this season too.
This old ship is the place where fishermen stay today.
It’s not the only one here, of course…
Snow on the volcanic plateau.
Such a summer road…
Hot volcanic gases.
It’s dangerous to walk here.
Blue and red clay can be found here.
The colorful land.
Mutnovskaya geothermal station.
Road to another volcano, Gorely one. It’s very popular among tourists and even children may climb it.
Pictures taken while climbing Gorely volcano.
Crater of Mutnovsky volcano.
Here you may see three craters.
This lake is said to be acid one.
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.