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Polygone tundra, Lena Delta, Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia

Polygone tundra, Lena Delta, Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia

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Uploaded 05 Feb 2012 by Peter Prokosch
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. And ice wedges in the fine sediments of the treeless tundra form regular polygons with small ponds. The whole of the Lena Delta area has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 D ...
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