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Ice-wetch, polygon pond cut at a eroding river cliff, Lena Delta, Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia

Ice-wetch, polygon pond cut at a eroding river cliff, Lena Delta, Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia

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Uploaded 05 Feb 2012 by Peter Prokosch
The polygon ponds in the flat sediment tundra of the delta are formed by ice-rings, which form against other ring-formed walls. - The Lena delta is one of the largest still pristine river deltas in the world. Its many naturally meandering arms form a magnificent tree-like shape. On August 12, 1996, the Russian Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) significantly expanded the Lena Delta state nature reserve. At 14,330 square kilometres, the Lena Delta reserve ("Zapovednik") was already one of the larg ...
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