Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Altai, Siberia - RUSSIA - UNESCO #768

This is the second card I have from the Golden Mountains of Altai, a UNESCO WHS in Sibéria. I've picked this one on a direct swap I've made because I simply love this picture, specially the contrast between the green valley and the snowy mountains. Thank you very much Nataliya. This postcard took 11 days to arrive!

UNESCO #768 - Golden Mountains of Altai, Sibéria - RUSSIA

The Altai mountains in southern Siberia form the major mountain range in the western Siberia biogeographic region and provide the source of its greatest rivers – the Ob and the Irtysh. The region represents the most complete sequence of altitudinal vegetation zones in central Siberia, from steppe, forest-steppe, mixed forest, subalpine vegetation to alpine vegetation. The site is also an important habitat for endangered animal species such as the snow leopard.

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