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Putorana Mountains and birch forests outside Norilsk, North Siberia, Russia

Putorana Mountains and birch forests outside Norilsk, North Siberia, Russia

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Uploaded 05 Jul 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: General collection
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Putorana Mountains is a high-lying basalt plateau, a mountainous area at the northwestern edge of the Central Siberian Plateau, to the south from Taymyr Peninsula. The highest mountain in the range is Mount Kamen which stands 1,700 metres above sea level.The Putorana Nature Reserve (Zapovednik), established in 1988 and administered from Norilsk, covers some 1,887,251 hectares with a buffer zone of 1,773,300 hectares. It was set up to protect the world's largest herd of reindeer as well a ...
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