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Jun/15

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Lake Synevyr in the Carpathian Mountains

Synevir is the most famous and largest lake in the Ukrainian Carpathians, located in the upper reaches of the Tereblya River, in Mizhgirya district of Zakarpattia region. The area of its water surface is about 4-5 hectares. The lake is rich with trout, but fishing is prohibited.

It is located at an altitude of 989 meters above sea level, the average depth – 10-12 m, the maximum depth – 24 meters. In 1989, the areas surrounding the lake became the National Park Synevyr. Lake Synevyr on Google Maps. Photos by: anderver.

Lake Synevyr, the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful lake

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Chornohora is the highest mountain range in the Ukrainian Carpathians located on the border of Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.

It is especially beautiful at a time when the slopes of the range are covered by flowering rhododendron. Chornohora on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

Flowering Carpathians, Chornohora, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful blooming landscapes

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Ukrainian part of the Hutsul Alps, a mountain group also called the Rakhiv Mountains and Marmarosi, is located in the southern part of Rakhiv district in Zakarpattia region.

The Hutsul Alps is the most diverse and picturesque mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians thanks to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), deep valleys (up to 1500 m), and diverse geological structure. The Ukrainian-Romanian border passes through the Hutsul Alps. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

The Hutsul Alps, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

go hiking in the mountains

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May/15

13

Fairy-tale forest in Baydar Valley in Crimea

Baydar Valley is an intermountain hollow (16 km long and 8 km wide) located in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula.

The valley is located at an altitude of 300-400 meters, surrounded by 600-800 meters mountains. Sometimes, when the fog descends on the valley, it becomes a truly fantastic place. Photos by: Denis Belitsky.

Fairy-tale forest, Baydar Valley, Crimea, photo 1

walk through the mystical forest

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Apr/15

28

Chernobyl zone 29 years later

April 26, 2015, the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster was marked. After these years, Pripyat, the once flourishing city, disappeared beneath dense thickets, the nuclear station ceased its operation.

Amusement Park. Grand opening was scheduled for Labor Day – May 1. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant foiled these plans.

Chernobyl zone 29 years later, Ukraine, photo 1

Chernobyl zone in spring

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National Botanic Garden of Nikolai Grishko is a research institution engaged in the design and creation of new botanical gardens and parks, as well as many other branches of theoretical and applied botany.

This botanical garden is part of the natural reserve fund of Ukraine protected as a national heritage of the state. It is located in Kyiv (Timiryazevskaya Street, 1).

Blooming lilacs in the botanical garden in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful spring in Kyiv

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What an amazingly beautiful landscape! As you have probably noticed, Ukraine is rich in stunning natural views and the area of the Ukrainian Carpathians is probably one of the most picturesque places. The photo was taken by Anton Petrus.

The Ukrainian Carpathians - a heaven on earth

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Spring has come to Ukraine and very soon it will be possible to admire such beautiful scenery like this one.

May morning on the stone banks of the Southern Bug River in Nikolaev region. The photo was taken by Sergey Stepanenko.

May morning, Southern Bug River, Nikolaev region, Ukraine

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Khortytsia is the largest island on the Dnieper River, located in Zaporozhye city. It is a unique natural and historical complex. The island stretches from northwest to southeast, the length is 12.5 km, the width – 2.5 km on the average.

In 2007, Khortytsia was named one of the “Seven Wonders of Ukraine”. Khortytsia is the third most popular tourist destination in Ukraine (more than 200 thousand people per year). Khortytsia on Google Maps. The photos were taken by Denis Belitsky.

Mysterious foggy forest on the island of Khortytsia, Ukraine, photo 1

one more mystical photo

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Feb/15

8

Ice age in Crimea – ice-bound Chersonese

Tauric Chersonese or simply Chersonese is a city founded by the ancient Greeks located in the south-west coast of Crimea. For two thousand years, it was a major political, economic and cultural center of the northern Black Sea area.

Today, you can see the remains of Chersonese in the Gagarin district of Sevastopol, it is a historical and archaeological reserve. In 2013, Chersonese was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The photos were taken by Yuri Yuhanson.

Ice age in Crimea - ice-bound Chersonese, photo 1

beautiful frozen coast

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