At the world’s end (+photogallery)

The Rybachy Peninsula is located in the very north of the Kola Peninsula, which is part of Russia’s Far North. Throughout the whole winter these lands are covered in darkness, while in the summer, the Sun scarcely sets below the horizon. People don’t live on the Rybachy Peninsula, where temperatures never rise above +15 C. With normal summer temperatures hovering around +5 C, this climate is too harsh not only for people, but even for trees. The landscape is formed by rocks breaking abruptly into the sea, and rocky soil covered with moss, lichen, blackberry, and mushrooms. Red whortleberry stands out strikingly against the dull background. Yet, despite its sparse flora, the primeval nature captivates the eye.

Photos by Anisia Boroznova

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