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|A herd of belarussian Bisons in Belavezhskaya Pushcha.|
Pushcha - unique european forest.
It is situated in the west of the republic within Grodno and Brest regions and occupies the territory of 87.36 thousand hectares.
A wide reputation to the pushcha is given by:
the only availability of the last remains of vast in 13th century European forests with the presence of relic plants and animals populations (aurochs (bisons), first of all);
diversity and riches of biogeocenoses and ecosystems on a comparatively small territory with homogeneous geologic texture and the climate similar to that of the Central Europe (the average annual temperature is +6.6 C).
The fauna of the pushcha number more than 10 thousand species. More than 59 species of mammals dwell here including the biggest representative of the modern European fauna aurochs. Rodents are the most numerous, there are more than 20 species of them. The most remarkable among them is beaver. Out of carnivores wolf ,fox, lynx, pine marten dwell in the pushcha. Big ungulates such as wild boar, red deer, roe and elk are animals for hunting and their total number is optimised. Aurochs also used to be a species for hunting in its past, but it hat been completely exterminated by 1919. The biotechnical measures that had been carried out let re-establish the head of livestock and led the number of aurochses up to 300 in the pushcha.
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It must feel like a journey back in time to see these beasts! Excellent composition while a bit dark. I've done a workshop, hope you don't mind.
My former Belarusian girlfriend said to me that the bisons were situated more in the north of Belarus.
I went once to Vitebskaya, Vitebsk, Letsy,...
I remember great nature walks and most of all the hospitality of the people. The woods between Minsk and Vitebsk are also an unforgettable experience for me, driving hours with the car through these woods . Also the view from the airplane was wonderful.
Thanks for posting...
Guess run out of points...
- [2006-09-19 21:08]
Sergei, klassnaya fotka ! :))
jalko tolko chto bolshe chem na 800 px nelzia veshat'
zubrov nikogda ne videl v prirode, tolko v zooparke, zato lesnyx bizonov videl i fotografiroval v Kanade .. kogda-nibud' poveshu fotku