|UNESCO #768 - Golden Mountains of Altai, Sibéria - RUSSIA|
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!
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.