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This section of the site contains our photographs of natural landscapes of the world, including geological formations, relief forms, natural water bodies and vegetation types, as well as some plants and animals, typical to different native zones and geographical regions.

This page contains the list of images of the Western Siberia (Northern taiga and tundra zones) nature: natural landscapes, vegetation types and some plants.
Clicking on the preview in the list below you will be transferred to the page with the full sized image
(each photo has a semantic geographical or biological captions, explaining illustrated objects).


Russia - Asia

Western Siberia
(Northern Taiga and Tundra zones)

View on the tundra between Yamburg and Urengoi towns
Typical shrub-moss-lichen tundra: Labrador Tea (Ledum palustre) + Dwarf birch
(Betula nana) communities
Sphagnum-Сotton-grassed bog on the lake terrace
Сotton-grassed bog in the sun-set
Groundsel (Senecio) bush on the edge of the road embankment
(Calamagrostis langsdorfii (Link) Trin. on the right)
Arctic Groundsel (Senecio arcticus Rupr.)
Tundra lake shore
Homo sapiens footprint
Soil pit (peat prospect-hole) in the permafrost
Tundra peat from the deep-frozen soil horizon
View to the tundra river from the river valley basic bank (watershed slope)
Erosion slope of the river valley basic bank (watershed slope)
Water-glacial erosion of the river valley basic bank (watershed slope)
Larch sparse growth (150-years old) on the edge of the river valley basic bank
(watershed slope)
Sedge-Sphagnum bog in the river valley bottom
River valley with the Sedge-Sphagnum (light) and Sphagnum-Сotton-grass (dark) bogs
Water-glacial erosion of the river valley basic bank (watershed slope)
Water-glacial erosion of the river valley basic bank (watershed slope)
Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia L.) on the sand
Lichen-Larch (Siberian Larch - Larix sibirca) sparse growth on the river valley basic bank
(watershed slope) edge
Rusty Peat Moss (Sphagnum fuscum) and Dwarf birch (Betula nana)
on the Sphagnum bog
Labrador Tea (Ledum palustre var decumbens)
Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus) on the Sphagnum bog
Gray witch’s hair lichen (Alectoria nigricans) after the rain
Red pixie cup lichen (Cladonia coccifera)
Red pixie cup lichen (Cladonia coccifera)
Red pixie cup lichen (Cladonia coccifera)
Mountain birch (Betula tortuosa) forest
"Alien tracks" (tracks of the grass leaves rotated by the wind) on the sand

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Except these photograps you can find a lot of images of other geographical regions natural landscapes:
Russia (from West to East): West Baltic (Kurshskaya Kosa), Moscow Region (Central Russia), Northern Caucasus Mountains (Elbruz), Middle Volga (Taiga zone), Middle Volga (Steppe zone), Ural Mountains (Chusovaya river), Taz peninsula (North of Western Siberia), Ob-river valley (Central part of Western Siberia), Altai Steppe and Mountains (South of Western Siberia), Sayan Mountains (South of Western Siberia), Lake Baikal (South of Central Siberia), Sihote-Alin Mountains (South of the Far East), Kuril Islands;
Former USSR States: Georgia (Central Caucasus Mountains), Northern Tien-Shan: Issyk-Kul Lake and Zailiysky Alatau, Western Tien-Shan Mountains (Kirgizstan), Tadjikstan (Pamir Mountains);
Europe: Norway, Finland, UK: England and Scotland, UK: Wales, France, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus;
Asia: Turkey, Middle East (Syria, Lebanon and Israel), North-East of China (Peking), Sri Lanka, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia (Bali Island);
North America: USA East coast (Eastern states), Alaska, Rocky Mountains (USA, Montana), Yellowstone National Park, Utah and Nevada mountains, South-West steppe and deserts (Arizona and Texas);
Central America: Mexico, Cuba (Caribbean), Guatemala and Honduras, Costa Rica;
South America: Venezuela (Orinoco River and Guiana Highlands), Central Andes and Amazonian Lowland (Peru), Precordillera (Argentina), Brazilian Highlands (Brazilian Plateau), Patagonia (Argentina), Land of Fire (Tierra del Fuego) Archipelago;
Africa: Tunis (Tunisia), Egypt, Tenerife Island (Canaries Archipelago) Kenya and Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, South African Republic;
Australia and New Zealand: North Australia (Darwin), Australia Northern Territory, South-Eastern Australia (Sydney, New South Wales), South Australia (Melburn, Victoria), New Zealand: North Island, New Zealand: South Island;
Antarctic: Antarctic Peninsula.

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