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Skala Babka / Grandma Rock

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Rock in the Stolby National Wildlife Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Heartland area. Grandma is more like a chess pawn, named it, probably, by analogy, next to his grandfather, of course, be grandmother. The view from the South-East. Taken on August 11, 2012.

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A: Skala I Stolb / First Pillar Rock

door Anatolij Semyonov, 170 hier vandaan

Rock in the Stolby National Wildlife Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Heartland area. The most po...

Skala I Stolb / First Pillar Rock

B: Krasnojarsk's Stolby - At First

door Andrew Borus, 240 hier vandaan

Krasnojarsk's Stolby - At First

C: Krasnoyarsk's Stolby - Ded

door Andrew Borus, 240 hier vandaan

Krasnoyarsk's Stolby - Ded

D: Krasnojarsk's Stolby - At middle of First

door Andrew Borus, 260 hier vandaan

Krasnojarsk's Stolby - At middle of First

E: Skala Ded / Grandpa Rock

door Anatolij Semyonov, 270 hier vandaan

Rock in the Stolby National Wildlife Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Heartland area. If you look...

Skala Ded / Grandpa Rock

F: Stolby Chertova Kuxnja

door Andrew Borus, 330 hier vandaan

Stolby Chertova Kuxnja

G: Skala Per`ya / Quills Rock

door Anatolij Semyonov, 400 hier vandaan

Rock in the Stolby National Wildlife Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Heartland area. Four majest...

Skala Per`ya / Quills Rock

H: Krasnojars's Stolby - Peria

door Andrew Borus, 410 hier vandaan

Krasnojars's Stolby - Peria

I: Skala L`viny`e Vorota / Lion Gates Rock

door Anatolij Semyonov, 410 hier vandaan

Rock in the Stolby National Wildlife Nature Reserve, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Heartland area. Rock resemb...

Skala L`viny`e Vorota / Lion Gates Rock

J: Winter Krasnoyarsk's Stolby

door Andrew Borus, 490 hier vandaan

Winter Krasnoyarsk's Stolby

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