In photos: Siberia

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Vast and remote, Siberia is much more than the arctic expanses often associated with this North Asian region.

Vast and remote, Siberia is much more than the arctic expanses often associated with this North Asian region. In fact, you’ll only find the tundra in the most northern areas of Siberia; rather, the majority of this region is filled with thick forests, incredible mountain ranges and sparkling rivers and lakes.

Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world and a photographer’s dream, thanks to its clear waters and picturesque setting among the region’s mountains. The lake is even home to its own species of seal: the nerpa.

Take a look at a few of Siberia’s highlights in the photos below.

Kucherla Lake (Image: epheterson)
Kucherla Lake (Image: epheterson)
River Valley Chulyshman (Image: Serge.Bystro)
River Valley Chulyshman (Image: Serge.Bystro)
Olkhon Island (Image: c_pichler used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Olkhon Island (Image: c_pichler used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Olkhon Island (Image: Délirante bestiole [la poésie des goupils])
Olkhon Island (Image: Délirante bestiole [la poésie des goupils])
Nerpa, a species of seal native to Siberia (Image: Sergey Gabdurakhmanov)
Nerpa, a species of seal native to Siberia (Image: Sergey Gabdurakhmanov)
A village near Lake Baikal (Image: thedimka)
A village near Lake Baikal (Image: thedimka)
Altai Mountains (Image: Pavel "KoraxDC" Kazachkov)
Altai Mountains (Image: Pavel “KoraxDC” Kazachkov)
Biya River (Image: Pavel "KoraxDC" Kazachkov
Biya River (Image: Pavel “KoraxDC” Kazachkov
Tomsk (Image: c.hug used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Tomsk (Image: c.hug used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Yekaterinburg (Image: gill_penney)
Yekaterinburg (Image: gill_penney)

(Main image: Serge.Bystro)

In photos: Siberia was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.