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first day of autumn on the mountain
Sunlight over Dargavs
Dombay-Ulgen gorge in Karachay-Cherkessia
Peeping Train
Mountain landscapes of Ingushetia
grandmothers at rest
Aloof on the Roof
Steller's cow (Hydrodamalis gigas)
Aurochs (Bos primigenius)
Silence
Hunting a hunter
On the border of civilization
Sunset over the Volga
Wooden architecture of the Russian outback
Sunrise over Russian hinterland
Daydreaming at Lake Elton
Sunset at Lake Elton
LoVe Life
Distant Russian hinterland of Kalyazin
LoVE nature
Shrimp larvae (fry) Collector.
Salt lake of Baskunchak
Harsh scenery of Torzhok county town
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
On the border of civilization

The country of Russia is vast, and even in its very heart you can encounter the real borders of civilization. The ancient city of Ostashkov is located just 400 km from Moscow, but meanwhile, well-groomed places and roads end here. Further north, tens of kilometers of dense forests and impenetrable swamps await, where many wayfarers have remained forever. Only the ascetic wooden cross reminds here of the symbolic border that every traveller transgress towards the path to his goal. This cross is a warning, but it is also the hope of salvation.

TAGS: Landscape, Religion

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Moscow, Russia
Member since 2019
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Pavel Demin.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2019
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 24, 2019, 6:48 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5300
Focal Length: 66mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Ostashkov, Russia