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Russia is the largest country in Europe, with vast wilderness areas. Two Wild Wonders missions covered the country. Russian photographer Igor Spilenok travelled to the Kalmykian steppe to document the steppe wildlife, including the demoiselle crane and the critically endangered Russian sub-species of saiga antelope. Tom Schandy (Norway) headed for the Caucasus, location
of Europe's highest mountain, Mount Elbrus (5642 metres), to photograph the high peaks, endemic plants and dense Nordmann fir forests.
Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe (5,642m) surrounded by clouds, seen from Mount Cheget in the morning, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe (5,642m) surrounded by clouds, seen from Mount Cheget in the morning, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Caucasian rhododendron (Rhododendron caucasium) flowers with Mount Elbrus in the distance, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Caucasian rhododendron (Rhododendron caucasium) flowers with Mount Elbrus in the distance, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Park ranger, Ramazan Khubiev, on horseback in an old Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana) forest, Arkhyz valley, western section of the Teberdinsky Biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia,  July 2008 (Model...  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Park ranger, Ramazan Khubiev, on horseback in an old Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana) forest, Arkhyz valley, western section of the Teberdinsky Biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008 (Model...
Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) herd at salt lick, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) herd at salt lick, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009
Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe (5,642m) surrounded by clouds, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe (5,642m) surrounded by clouds, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Apline / Yellow-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) in flight, Mount Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Apline / Yellow-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) in flight, Mount Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Mount Jantugan (3,462m) in Adylsu valley, side valley to Baksan and Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Mount Jantugan (3,462m) in Adylsu valley, side valley to Baksan and Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Photographer, Tom Schandy, on Mount Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Photographer, Tom Schandy, on Mount Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Bellflowers (Campanula sp) with Lake Donguzorun and Donguzorumn mountains behind, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Bellflowers (Campanula sp) with Lake Donguzorun and Donguzorumn mountains behind, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Water flowing between a rock face and a glacier, Amanauz Valley near Dombay, Teberdinsky biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Water flowing between a rock face and a glacier, Amanauz Valley near Dombay, Teberdinsky biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008
Mount Jantugan (3,480m) in Adylsu valley, side valley to Baksan and Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Mount Jantugan (3,480m) in Adylsu valley, side valley to Baksan and Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Anemone in flower, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Anemone in flower, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo) tending two eggs in its nest, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo) tending two eggs in its nest, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009
Pygmy ground squirrel / souslik (Spermophilus pygmaeus) standing on hind legs alert, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Pygmy ground squirrel / souslik (Spermophilus pygmaeus) standing on hind legs alert, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009
Two Steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis) chicks in their nest. Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009  Wild Wonders kids book.  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Two Steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis) chicks in their nest. Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009 Wild Wonders kids book.
Newborn Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) lying in grass, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Newborn Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) lying in grass, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009
Four rare yellow Bieberstein tulips (Tulipa biebersteiniana) in flower, Rostovsky Nature Reserve, Rostov Region, Russia, April 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Four rare yellow Bieberstein tulips (Tulipa biebersteiniana) in flower, Rostovsky Nature Reserve, Rostov Region, Russia, April 2009
Four Dwarf irises (Iris pumila) in flower, Rostovsky Nature Reserve Rostov Region, Russia, April 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Four Dwarf irises (Iris pumila) in flower, Rostovsky Nature Reserve Rostov Region, Russia, April 2009
Wild tulips (Tulipa schrenkii) in flower, one white, the rest red, Rostovsky Nature Reserve, Rostov Region, Russia, April 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Wild tulips (Tulipa schrenkii) in flower, one white, the rest red, Rostovsky Nature Reserve, Rostov Region, Russia, April 2009
Close-up inside Wild tulip (Tulipa schrenkii, ) Rostovsky Nature Reserve, Rostov Region, Russia, April 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Close-up inside Wild tulip (Tulipa schrenkii, ) Rostovsky Nature Reserve, Rostov Region, Russia, April 2009
Two newborn Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) calves lying on ground, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009  WWE BOOK.  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilen / Two newborn Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) calves lying on ground, Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009 WWE BOOK.
Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) newborn being weighed and measured by staff of the Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) newborn being weighed and measured by staff of the Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009
Newborn Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) being weighed and measured by staff of the Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Newborn Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) being weighed and measured by staff of the Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009
Newborn Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) being held for weighing and measuring by staff of the Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Shpilenok / Newborn Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) being held for weighing and measuring by staff of the Cherniye Zemli (Black Earth) Nature Reserve, Kalmykia, Russia, May 2009
Old male Great rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla) on rock, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Old male Great rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla) on rock, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Blue flowers (Primula sp) Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Blue flowers (Primula sp) Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Anemone sp flower, close up of stamens, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Anemone sp flower, close up of stamens, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Lycaenid butterflies mating, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Lycaenid butterflies mating, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Photographer, Tom Schandy, Adylsu valley, side valley to Baksan valley and Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Photographer, Tom Schandy, Adylsu valley, side valley to Baksan valley and Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Alibek valley near Dombay seen from inside an ice-cave, Teberdinsky biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Alibek valley near Dombay seen from inside an ice-cave, Teberdinsky biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008
Birch (Betula sp) forest and mountains with snow, Alibek vally near Dombay, Teberdinsky Biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Birch (Betula sp) forest and mountains with snow, Alibek vally near Dombay, Teberdinsky Biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008
Hikers walking along a path with Mount Donguzorun (4,448m) in the distance, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Hikers walking along a path with Mount Donguzorun (4,448m) in the distance, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Skiers under Mount Elbrus, Europes highest mountain (5,642m) surronded by clouds, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Skiers under Mount Elbrus, Europes highest mountain (5,642m) surronded by clouds, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Caucasian rhododendron (Rhododendron caucasium) with Mount Elbrus in the distance, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Caucasian rhododendron (Rhododendron caucasium) with Mount Elbrus in the distance, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
(Veronica sp) in flower, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / (Veronica sp) in flower, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana) trees in fog, near Dombay, Teberdinsky biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana) trees in fog, near Dombay, Teberdinsky biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008
Primula sp in flower, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Primula sp in flower, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
(Anemone sp) flowers, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / (Anemone sp) flowers, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Close-up of blue flower (Campanula stevenii) Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Close-up of blue flower (Campanula stevenii) Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Primula sp in flower, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Primula sp in flower, Mount Cheget, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Alibek glacier in Alibek valley near Dombay, Teberdinsky Biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Alibek glacier in Alibek valley near Dombay, Teberdinsky Biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008
First light on snow covered mountain near Dombay, Teberdinsky biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / First light on snow covered mountain near Dombay, Teberdinsky biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008
Early morning light on a mountain west of Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Early morning light on a mountain west of Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
River in Adylsu Valley, side valley to Baksan Valley and Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / River in Adylsu Valley, side valley to Baksan Valley and Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Mountains before sunrise seen from Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Mountains before sunrise seen from Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Donguzuron mountain (4,468m) (left) and Makratau (4,269m) at sunset, seen from Mount Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Donguzuron mountain (4,468m) (left) and Makratau (4,269m) at sunset, seen from Mount Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
Star trails over Mount Elbrus (5,642m) at night, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / Star trails over Mount Elbrus (5,642m) at night, Caucasus, Russia, June 2008
First light behind snow covered mountain near Dombay, Teberdinsky biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Schandy / First light behind snow covered mountain near Dombay, Teberdinsky biosphere reserve, Caucasus, Russia, July 2008
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