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Arctic tundra, Taimyrski Zapovednik (nature reserve), central Taimyr, Russia

Arctic tundra, Taimyrski Zapovednik (nature reserve), central Taimyr, Russia

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Uploaded 22 Nov 2011 by Peter Prokosch
Arctic tundra and Taimyr river, south of the Taimyr lake and Biranga mountains. The Taimyr peninsular is covered by the most extensive and northernmost tundra habitats in Siberia. These enormous wetlands are used during the short Arctic summer (the picture is taken in early July) by millions of waterbirds, which winter in Southern Europe, Southern Asia and Africa. The biodiversity of the Taimyr peninsular is with 20% well covered with different kinds of protected areas. However, there may be ...
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