To the extreme northeast of Russia, on the coast of Bering Sea (Eurasia), is the inhospitable Chukotka region, which also witnesses the most deafening landscapes. It is an isolated place and as expected, little explored.
If you want to receive a lesson in humility, then you must travel to the Chukotka region. There you will feel like a small snowflake, in an expanse of sea and land that are lost in sight, as if they were infinite.
To travel to this region is to meet with silence and with yourself. But at the same time, it is listening to the permanent whistling of the wind, which comes from two oceans, the Pacific and the Arctic. And if you especially want to know the wildlife and the Arctic flora, This is the best place in Russia to do it.
Images of the expedition for the study of the Chukotka Morsas
You will also find yourself in the middle of nowhere with mysterious monuments that they raised old inhabitants of the region, thousands of years ago.
The surface of this region is 721.500 square kilometers, larger than most European countries, and yet it is the least populated region of Russia. It has only 50.000 inhabitants, half of which belong to the northern towns.
Another detail that makes this place so special, is that it is between the two hemispheres of our planet, because the 180 meridian passes by land, as it also happens in the islands of Fiji in the Pacific. The region is located in the the tundra, which during the short winter is painted with the most beautiful colors of nature.
Incredible images of the Chukotka Peninsula
It is a place of amazing connections. When you arrive at Cape of Dezhneva, that the most eastern point of Russia, you can see the Arctic on the left and the Pacific on the right. While North America in front of you and the endless tundra of Northeastern Eurasia behind you.
One of the monuments that most arouses the curiosity of visitors and researchers, is the avenue of whale bones, which is located on the island of Yttygran southeast of Chukotka. Although the island has never been inhabited according to official data, there are two rows of 500 meters long ribs of giant whales of Greenland, each rib measuring 5 meters in height.
Illustrative video with incredible images of the Paseo de las Ballenas on the island of Yttygran. Filmed by the Youtuber Wendy Morrison
There are also celebrities petroglyphs of Pegtymel, who survived the Eskimo era. On the cliffs, at a height of 20 to 30 meters, there are engravings that are believed to be about 2000 years old. The drawings show hunting scenes, as well as strange humanoid creatures with mushroom-shaped heads. The shamans of the north they used the red fly agaric (A red mushroom) in their ceremonies to enter a special state of consciousness under the trance rhythm of the tambourine. The ancients knew about the properties of the Amanita to restore and increase physical and spiritual strength. His visions allowed us to observe the depths of the world.
Finally, in this region there is an arctic jewel, the Wrangel Island, which enjoys a biodiversity like no other. His life surpasses even the entire Canadian Arctic archipelago. And although in most of the region the light only appears a couple of hours a day, the landscape is overwhelming.
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