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National Park "Russian Arctic" made 3D a tour of Franz Josef Land
On the website of the Russian Arctic National Park, you can now make “virtual excursions” around the three islands of the Franz Josef Land archipelago. According to the press service of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, a special section contains 3D panoramas of the Gall, Hooker and Bell islands, which are traditionally visited by tourists during Arctic cruises.
You can also take a virtual tour of the first Soviet polar station "Tikhaya Bukhta"; to visit Cape Tegethof - the first piece of land, which was seen in August 1873 by the discoverers of the Franz Josef Land archipelago - the Austro-Hungarian expedition of Payer-Weiprecht. Available for viewing are walks on the foggy Bell Island with its famous Bell Mountain, where you can see "Ayra's House" - a refuge preserved from the expedition of the Scottish explorer Benjamin Lee Smith in 1880, as well as whale bones, which are from 3 to 10 thousand years old ...
Dmitry Belanovich, Director of the Department of State Policy and Regulation in the Sphere of Environmental Protection of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, noted: "National parks and reserves in addition to their main task - the protection and study of unique natural complexes, perform educational and educational functions. We understand that it is difficult to visit our reserves because of their regime or difficult access. This also applies to national parks located in the Arctic region, in the Far East and in Eastern Siberia. Nevertheless, we want everyone to have the opportunity to at least virtually see this unique beauty of these territories. "
Now the staff of the national park are preparing to replenish the virtual tour with views of two more islands - Mabel and Northbrook, Cape Flora which is remarkable for the rich vegetation of the high-latitude Arctic.
Photo: FSB "National Park" Russian Arctic "