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One of the highest sand dunes in Astrakhan oblast

Astrakhan oblast is situated in Caspian lowland where Volga River flows into Caspian Sea. The largest part of Astrakhan oblast is occupied by semideserts. But some parts of the region are looking like the real desert and here is an example.

It is “Big Brother” – one of the largest and highest barkhans in Astrakhan oblast. The height of this sand dune is about 20 meters. Photos by¬†Maxim¬†Korotchenko.

Big Brother - One of the highest sand dunes in Astrakhan oblast, Russia view 1

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1 comment

  • zinapetrova · September 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    It’s so amazing!! i’ve got to sandboard there!!!

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