Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Volcanoes of Kamchatka - RUSSIA - UNESCO #765
This card shows one of the natural wonders of Russia, the Volcanoes of Kamchatka and more than just a beautiful photo, it has for me a greater value because it was mailed right in Kamchatka by Alexander's wife who was born there and visits her birthplace once a year... thanks you very much to both of you, this is a wonderful contribution to my slowly growing UNESCO collection - I now have 155 sites, only 826 to finish it. This postcard took 17 days to arrive!
This is one of the most outstanding volcanic regions in the world, with a high density of active volcanoes, a variety of types, and a wide range of related features. The six sites included in the serial designation group together the majority of volcanic features of the Kamchatka peninsula. The interplay of active volcanoes and glaciers forms a dynamic landscape of great beauty. The sites contain great species diversity, including the world's largest known variety of salmonoid fish and exceptional concentrations of sea otter, brown bear and Stellar's sea eagle.