Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lena Pillars. Russia, the Lena River.
Lena Pillars (Russian: Ленские столбы [Lenskiye Stolby]) is the name given to a natural rock formation along the banks of the Lena River in far eastern Siberia. The pillars are 150 to 300 metres (490 to 985 feet) high, and were formed 80 million years ago from Cambrian era sea-basin. This unique ecological and tourism location was submitted as a World Heritage site in 2006. Lena Pillars National Park lies less than a day’s boat ride upriver (south) from the city of Yakutsk, the autonomous capital of the Sakha Republic.