Typical landscape of medium-mountains with grass meadow steppes
(foreground) and dark coniferous forests (on the slopes). Clearly visible dependence of
the exposure of slopes: the slopes of northern exposure (in the shadows) are covered with
coniferous forests, slopes of southern exposure (sunward) are covered with meadow
steppes. Height is about 1200 meters above sea level. Northwestern Altai, the Elo River
valley, Northwestern Altai, valley of the Elo river, Ongudansky District, Altai Republic
Image author - Alexander Bogolyubov, July 2009
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