Created 22-Jan-13
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By far the largest country in the world, Russia covers approximately 11% of the earth's land mass. It was to the farthest eastern reaches that we travelled in order to visit Chukotka in Eastern Siberia, and Wrangel Island north of the Bering Strait. Home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna, and in particular to many migrating birds such as snow geese, auks, auklets and ducks, Wrangel Island is also renowned for woolly mammoth relics, large walrus numbers, and and the highest concentration of polar bear dens in the world.
GROUND SQUIRREL, GILMIMYLIVAN’S YARANGA, GILMIMYLIVAN’S SISTER, GILMIMYLIVAN’S SMOKED SALMON, GILMIMYLMONK’S HOOD, WHALEBONE ALLEY, YTTYGRAN ISLANDPIKA, WHALEBONE ALLEY, YTTYGRAN ISLANDWHALEBONE ALLEY, YTTYGRAN ISLANDBEACH AT WHALEBONE ALLEY, YTTYGRAN ISLANDSUNSET OVER THE BERING STRAITLITTLE DIOMEDE (ALASKA, LEFT) & BIG DIOMEDE (RUSSIA, RIGHT), WITH INTERNATIONAL DATELINE BETWEEN THEMCAPE DEZHNEVHUMPBACK WHALE IN THE BERING STRAITWALRUS HAUL-OUT, NEAR CAPE DEZHNEVOLD SCHOOL HOUSE, USHAKOVSKOYE, WRANGEL ISLANDARCTIC COTTONGRASS, USHAKOVSKOYE, WRANGEL ISLANDMUSK OX SKULL, USHAKOVSKOYE, WRANGEL ISLANDARCTIC POPPIES, WRANGEL ISLANDJUVENILE SNOWY OWL, WRANGEL ISLANDMUSK OXEN AT SUNSET, WRANGEL ISLANDTWILIGHT, WRANGEL ISLAND

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Russia
Keywords:Bering Strait, Chukotka, East, International Date Line, Russia, Wrangel Island, auk, auklet, bear, bird, concentration, den, diversity, duck, fauna, flora, goose, island, land, land mass, migration, polar bear, relic, sea, snow goose, strait, walrus, woolly mammoth