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Feb/16

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The mountain ranges of Gorgany in winter

Gorgany is a system of mountain ranges extending up to 75 km in the outer band of the Ukrainian Carpathians, in the Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. The width from east to west is about 40 km.

The name comes from the name of rock slides called “gorgan”. The highest peak is Mount Syvulia (1836 m). This area is very popular among tourists, here you can find the most wild routes in the Carpathians.

The mountain ranges of Gorgany in winter, Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

snowy winter in the mountains

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In the Carpathians the haymaking period usually begins in June and ends in September. At this time of the year, almost every picture taken here has amazing color transitions – from bright green to burning-orange.

It’s like a carpet of different shades which covers the slopes of the Carpathians. And of course Carpathian haystacks add a special charm. Photos by: Sergiy Kotko.

Yellow-green world of the Carpathians during haymaking, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing colors

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In winter, the Ukrainian Carpathians, part of the Carpathian mountain range in the west of the country, are like a remarkably beautiful place from a fairy tale.

Let’s go on a trip to the area near Mount Chorna Klyva (1,719 meters), located on the border of Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. Photo by: Alexander Kotenko.

Winter fairytale of the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

explore the snowy country

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Hutsul Alps (also known as Marmarosy) is a mountain range located on the territory of Romania and Ukraine (in the southern part of the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region). Ukrainian part of the mountains is called Rakhovsky mountains.

Marmarosy is the most diverse and picturesque mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians thanks to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), diverse geological structure, deep valleys (up to 1,500 meters). The Ukrainian-Romanian border passes through them. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

Autumn in Hutsul Alps, the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s go hiking in the mountains

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Nov/15

12

Fairy-tale forest on Demerdzhi in the Crimea

Demerdzhi-Yayla or just Demerdzhi is a mountain range located in the Alushta region of the Crimea.

In the fall, on a foggy day, the beech forest growing on the slopes of the mountain range is transformed into an amazing fairy-tale scenery. Photos by: Denis Belitsky.

Fairy-tale forest on Demerdzhi in the Crimea, photo 1

a wonderful forest straight from fairy tales

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Nov/15

4

Golden Autumn in Alexandria Dendrological Park

Alexandria is the State Dendrological Park of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, located in city of Bila Tserkva in the Kyiv region, about 80 km from Kyiv. One of the largest parks in Eastern Europe, it is a monument of landscape art, founded in the late 18th century.

The park is an example of landscape park composition, which is based on plants, architectural structures, sculptures, water surface of the Ros River and ponds. Photos by: Roman Naumov.

Golden Autumn in Alexandria Dendrological Park, Bila Tserkva, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful autumn views

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The Ukrainian Carpathians is part of the Carpathian mountain system located in western Ukraine, on the territories of the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions. The total area of the mountains is more than 24 thousand sq. km.

Summer and winter are the most popular seasons to visit the Ukrainian Carpathians. However, in autumn, you can see a real riot of colors which makes the mountain scenery incredibly beautiful and picturesque. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

All colors of autumn in the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

the mountains in autumn

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If you wake up early, while traveling on the Vorskla River around Okhtyrka in Sumy region, you can see this surprisingly colorful scenery. Photo by: Sergey Stepanenko.

Colorful morning in Ukraine, photo 1

quiet summer morning

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Jun/15

27

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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