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Skala Yakoryok / Anchor Rock
Russia

Rock in the Stolby National Wildlife Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Kashtak Ridge. The rock on the slope of the ridge from the Laletina River. It is low and you can free climb. View from the top. Taken on August 17, 2009.

Copyright: Anatolij Semyonov
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8192x4096
Taken: 17/08/2009
Uploaded: 02/12/2012
Updated: 17/07/2014
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