Image of the Week: Сoloring of the Arctic

28 December 2018
Image of the Week

The images received on August 16, 2017 from SPOT 7  satellite shows the Barents Sea coast and Kildin Island (Murmansk region, Russia).

The Murmansk region since the beginning of the 2010s is gaining popularity among Russian tourists. In December, you can come here to celebrate New Year, visit the Arctic Ocean, ride in a harness with Huskies, get acquainted with the Sami and see the northern lights.

Special attention should be given to Kildin Island, which is located 1.5 kilometers from the Murmansk coast of the Kola Peninsula. The length of the island is 17.6 km, width — up to 7 km. The surface is a hilly plateau up to 281 m high, steeply ending in the north and west and wide terraces sloping to the south and east.

On the island there is a unique relict lake Mogilnoe, in which both freshwater and marine organisms live, including the rarest endemic — Kilda cod listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.

This place on the map search.kosmosnimki.ru

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