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Caucasus Nature Reserve

Caucasus Nature Reserve having been created in Russia in 1924 and in 1999 included in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Caucasus Reserve is bounded on the south by Sochi National Park and the ridge of Caucasus Mountains, between Black Sea and Caspian Sea. The climate of Caucasus is subtropical, with hot summer and cool winter.

Spring subtropical forest, blooming wisteria, green jungle

Autumn in the Caucasus mountains, trees with yellow foliage, tall pines

The reserve has recorded about 1,500 species of various plants and flowers, include about 700 mushrooms. The coniferous yew trees in Khosta sector can reach age of over 2,000 years.

Caucasus Nature Reserve, relict forest, yew-tree grove

Another attraction of this region is the ancient dolmen, the Circassian stone, located in the forest. Nearby is very old sacred tree, poplar, a place of worship according to the legends.

Caucasian dolmens

Large ancient tree in spring forest

Scientists of the reserve have recorded a lot of animals, about 90 species of mammals, 250 species of birds, 15 species of reptiles and more than 10,000 species of insects.

Snail in a shell on green fern leaf

Bright butterfly on pink flower

Closer to the coast are mixed forests, which are very beautiful in the autumn.

Beautiful autumn nature, Lake in the Forest, Caucasian Reserve, Russia

In the highlands are alpine meadows and coniferous forest, here is located Mountain resort Krasnaya Polyana.

Green young fern in alpine meadow

Snowy peaks of the Caucasus mountains, pine forest, blue sky

Photo credits: Svetlana Kravchenko.

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April 07, 2017

Photostock2015

nice pictures :)

April 07, 2017

Bwagner656

Lovely pictures!

April 07, 2017

Lana4kask

Thank You!

April 06, 2017

Blueorchidskies

Nice photos!

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