In the second issue of the Russian geographical magazine ’s Picturesque Russia”* in 2015 published an article about Altai biosphere reserve: “the Waterfall uchar – test for the bold…”
In each issue of the magazine, which is published once in two months, there is a heading called “the Protected area”, which tells about the national parks of our country. In this room were placed the articles of Tigireksky nature reserve, Altaisky and Katunsky biosphere reserves.
In the article on the Altai biosphere reserve “Waterfall uchar – test for the bold…” reserve staff told us about the biggest in the Altai mountains cascade waterfall uchar (Tulchinsky Big waterfall). This extraordinary work is located on the territory of the Altai nature reserve, on the right tributary of Chulyshman — the river Chulcha in 11-12 kilometers from its confluence with the Chulyshman. In 2011, the Association of tour operators has made a uchar in a list of 5 of the most hard-to-reach attractions of Russia. The route to the waterfall uchar – one of the six eco-educational routes allowed in the reserve to visit. The article tells about the changes that happened on the trail, and provides visitors an updated route. Continue reading
Despite the fact that the middle of September is characterized by a fairly cool weather, fish appetite is currently at a very high level. And it concerns not only the “multigrade” fish, such as bream and roach, but also heat-loving inhabitants of our reservoirs — carp, crucian carp and tench.
Autumn the behavior of fish changes, as well as forage base, habitat is also shifted to larger depths, but the activity still remains high. This fact makes the autumn fishing for carp is a fascinating and profitable pastime that is liked by all, without exception, the supporters of float and bottom gear.
Where to find it?
Patterns of behavior autumn white fish entirely true for carp. Shallow, heavily overgrown areas in lakes are good for fishing only in the first half of September, when the water has not had time to cool down. Further, the crucian carp, and bream, moves to deeper areas and continues to eat. In this regard, all bodies of water where fishing can be divided into two categories:
• Slow and shallow ponds and small lakes. In such reservoirs the crucian carp is almost always the rightful owner and does not feel food competition from other fish. Since such water bodies can hardly be called deep sea, maximum depth rarely exceeds 2-2,5 meters, to meet the fish can be almost anywhere. In this regard, priority Continue reading
Toples lake (Tonle Sap Lake) — one of the most popular attractions near the city of Siem Reap in Cambodia, of course, besides the temples of Angkor. Despite the fact that many tourists call the place a “trap for tourists”, the place is quite interesting and exotic.
Second name Tonle SAP lake (Tonle Sap) — the “Big lake”, because it is the largest lake in Southeast Asia. When you look at this huge water surface, especially in the rainy season, it becomes clear admiration of the locals before the “Inland sea of Cambodia” area of 16 thousand square km (for comparison, the area of the Moscow region a total of 47 thousand square km). The maximum depth of the lake Tonle Sap – 9 meters. But these numbers are only true for the rainy season when the lake is filled with water and increases in size almost six times compared to the dry season and the depth of the lake at this time rarely exceeds 1 meter.
This volatile nature of the lake is under an obligation arising from the same river, which in the rainy season changes the flow direction and turns back, filling it with water. And because of these large-scale changes in size and periodically moving at many miles of shoreline around the lake and it formed an extraordinary life – the many floating villages. Indeed, thanks to the ever-changing water level in Tonle Continue reading