Kathmandu streets

November 21st, 2012

Street vendor. Kathmandu.A short walk through the streets of Kathmandu.
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Mud volcanoes of Northern Gobustan

November 6th, 2012

Mud volcanoes of Northern Gobustan.Last hot summer days in northern part of Gobustan. You can see the sun-scorched desert landscapes covered by poor native vegetation and blue sky with rare clouds. It may seem boring but only until you get to the volcanic fields… Read the rest of this entry »

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

August 27th, 2012

Plitvice Lakes National ParkPlitvice lakes national park – Croatia’s first National park established in 1949 and covers 296.85 km².
The park was inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979, in recognition of its “outstanding natural beauty and undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mud volcanoes. Shamakhi–Gobustan region

May 7th, 2012

Nardaranakhtarma mud volcano.Nardaranakhtarma mud volcano. According to  the distribution of active mud cones and gryphons, it is considered to be one of the largest volcanoes in Southern Gobustan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Around Annapurna. Rhododendron forest

April 20th, 2012

Annapurna Circuit, rhododendron forest According to Nepal’s National Trust for Nature Conservation, the Rhododendron forest near Ghorepani village is world’s largest one. And even though rhododendrons do not bloom in the autumn, the trail from Ghorepani to Ghandruk passes through the very impressive trees surrounded by various types of ferns and covered with epiphytes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Around Annapurna. Thorung La pass

February 20th, 2012

Thorung La pass (5416 m)Thorung La pass (5416 m)
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Baku. February. Snowstorm

February 8th, 2012

Snowstorm in BakuSnowstorm in Baku. Entrance Pavilion of “Icheri Sheher” metro station. Read the rest of this entry »

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Around Annapurna. Tilicho lake (Tilicho Tal)

January 10th, 2012

Tilicho LakeThe road to Tilicho Lake is another side-trip on the Annapurna circuit track. Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It’s located at 4920m above the sea level. Tilicho Lake is around 85 metres deep with its dimensions, about 4 km by 1.2km. Read the rest of this entry »

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Around Annapurna. Ice Lake (Kicho Tso)

January 9th, 2012

Ice Lake (Kicho Tso)View of Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Khangsar Kang (7485m) from Ice Lake. One of the most impressive viewpoints on the track around Annapurna is Ice Lake (Kicho Tso, 4620m). It takes about 5 hours to climb 1000m from main trail to the Lake which is considered sacred by Buddhists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Around Annapurna. Along the Marsyangdi River – Part II

January 4th, 2012

Buddhist Monastery in Upper PisangPilgrim woman and monk at Buddhist Monastery in Upper Pisang.

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