Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Putorana Plateau, Siberia - RUSSIA - UNESCO #1234
Take a good look on this amazing photography that left me staring at this postcard for a lot of time (I really love water reflections). The wild uninhabited land filled of canyons rivers and waterfalls in the Putorana Plateau is another of the Siberian wonders I wish I could visit one day. Thank you very much Elena for another amazing swap, and because it's a UNESCO WHS my collection reaches 334, only 647 to finish. This postcard took 15 days to arrive!
This site coincides with the area of the Putoransky State Nature Reserve, and is located in the central part of the Putorana Plateau in northern Central Siberia. It is situated about 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. The part of the plateau inscribed on the World Heritage List harbours a complete set of subarctic and arctic ecosystems in an isolated mountain range, including pristine taiga, forest tundra, tundra and arctic desert systems, as well as untouched cold-water lake and river systems. A major reindeer migration route crosses the property, which represents an exceptional, large-scale and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.