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Large wetland landscape in the northern part of the Republic of Karelia, with different types of wetlands

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Ypäyssuo mire-complex and surrounding mosaic of smaller aapa-mire systems and forests near Yushkozero, northern part of the Republic of Karelia, Russia. Ypäyssuo is among the largest aapa-mire complexes in the whole of Fennoscandia, and has a unique structure with its vast string-flark areas located in the eastern edge of the mire, displaying as mixture of magenta and dark blue in the image. A river valley and smaller river corridors divide the large wetland area, which contains several forested islands.

Creation date:
09.06.2002

Region:
Northern European Russia

Theme:
Valuable nature areas

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World