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Ai-Petri is a mountain and a plateau in the Crimean Mountains located in the Yalta region of Crimea. It is the place with a maximum number of foggy days not only in Crimea, but throughout Ukraine (215 days in 1970).

Also, Ai-Petri is the windiest point of Crimea and Ukraine. Especially picturesque these places look during golden fall. These beautiful photos were taken by Sergey Anashkevitch in October 2013.

Beautiful fall on Ai-Petri in Crimea, Ukraine, photo 1

fresh mountain air

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Jan/14

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Scenic summer landscapes of Kharkiv region

Ukraine is in the grip of chilly winter weather. The temperature in many regions is hovering around zero degrees Celsius. Let’s spend a few minutes in the summer Ukraine – one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Staraya Pokrovka village is located about 40 km south-east of Kharkiv. Near the village, a small narrow river Uda is carrying its waters forming bizarre turns and creating amazing scenery. Photos by Sergey Stepanenko

Scenic summer landscapes of Kharkiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

take a break from winter

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Jan/14

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Martian Landscapes of the Past in the Crimea

At the time when there was water on Mars surface, the planet possibly had the landscapes similar to these salt marshes in the Crimea.

Also, it is possible that in the future, people will see this scenery on Mars, if the planet is colonized and terraformed by mankind. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

Martian Landscapes of the Past in the Crimea, Ukraine, photo 1

really unearthly landscapes

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Zakarpattia (Transcarpathia) region is located on the south-western slopes and foothills of the Eastern Carpathians. Carpathian Mountains cover about 80% of its territory. This region borders with four countries: Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland.

The region is an important area of tourism in Ukraine. This wonderful collection of beautiful summer photos was taken in Rakhiv district of Zakarpattia region by Vlad Sokolovsky

Pastoral Summer Landscapes of Transcarpathia, Ukraine photo 1

beautiful summer views

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Ukrainian Carpathians is a part of the Carpathian mountain range, located in the west of Ukraine. This region is one of the tourist centers of the country and is beautiful in all seasons.

But the area becomes especially picturesque during the snowy winter when all the landscapes are like illustrations of winter fairy tales. These beautiful photos were taken in the area of small ridge Kukul which forms the border between Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. Photos by Alexander Kotenko

Winter Fairy Tale in the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing winter scenery

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This incredibly beautiful place is the quartz quarry located near the village of New Vodolaga in Kharkiv region.

It is relatively easy to get to this place (one hour trip by train from Kharkiv, and about 10 minutes walk). The quarry location on Google Maps. Photos by paul-itk

Beautiful quartz quarry in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

diversity of nature in all its glory

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Oct/13

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Karadag Nature Reserve – the Sea Trip

Kara Dag is a volcanic mountain range located in the south-eastern Crimea, on the Black Sea coast. “Kara Dag” is translated from Turkish and Crimean Tatar language as “black mountain”.

Karadag Nature Reserve which includes the territory of the mountain range and the surrounding marine area was created in 1979.

Karadag Nature Reserve, Crimea, Ukraine photo 1

more picturesque landscapes

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Belaya Skala (“White Rock”) or Aq Qaya is a rock in Crimea, located near the village of Belaya Skala. Vertical white rocky wall dominates the valley of the Biyuk-Karasu River. Elevation between the valley and the top of the cliff is 100 meters.

It was formed by erosion and weathering of limestone and sandstone. From 1981, this rock is a natural monument of republican importance.

Belaya Skala, Natural Monument, Crimea, Ukraine photo 1

unusual for Ukraine landscapes

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Sep/13

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The mystical beauty of the Carpathians

The Carpathian Mountains is the mountain range located in Central Europe. Ukrainian Carpathians are situated in the west of Ukraine mainly in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia and Chernivtsi regions.

Mountainous terrain stretches for about 280 km. Hoverla Mountain (2061 meters) is the highest point of Ukraine. In rainy and foggy weather, this region is particularly dark and mysterious. Photos by Richard Zorge

Mystical beauty of the Crpathians, Ukraine photo 1

gloomy mysterious forest

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These huge stylized birds representing all regions of Ukraine were demonstrated on the parade in embroidered shirts in Kyiv on August 24 (Independence Day of Ukraine).

After the parade, these birds settled on the Sofia Square and aroused great interest among the people passing by. Photos by maxiwell83

Ukrainian regions birds - Independence Day parade photo 1

take a look at the funny birds

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