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Konduki
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Birches at abandoned coal cut

The middle of Russia, Tula region, near Konduki village. Among plains, cornfields and copses lays abandoned Ushakovsky coal cut. During the Soviet era there was mined lignite, but in the 90s mining was closed due to unprofitability. Now 50 meters high clay heaps are overgrown with birches and aspens, forming landscape very unusual for this region.

TAGS: Autumn, Birch, Clay

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Moscow, Russia
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© Alexey Kharitonov.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2017
Total Views: 41
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 19, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: SLT-A99V
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f16
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Konduki, Tula region, Russia