Thursday, 29 November 2012
Unfortunately, I couldn't photograph much on the lowlands (i.e. everything the other side of the river). When we flew over it it comprised roughly circular lakes up to a few kilometers across surrounded by marshes with standing pools, crossed by anastomosing stream/small river channels, lined by small trees and scrub. Any road or rail lines crossing the area were ruler straight and most looked to have been embanked or piled to raise them above the marsh.
If the link works it takes you to a googlemaps image of the area which gives a good impression.
Just to give you some idea of what the Siberian landscape is like. Of course, a couple of weeks after these pictures were taken the temperature was -20C on average, dropping to -49C in extremes.