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    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Karadag nature reserve in Crimea
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    • Crimean Fairytale: The Karadag Nature Reserve
    © Sputnik / Sergey Malgavko
    A volcanic rock massif of Karadag Nature Reserve seen from the settlement of Kurortnoye, Crimea.

    Karadag Nature Reserve isn't just remarkable for its picturesque landscapes but also because of its unique flora and fauna. Discover this little piece of heaven on Earth with Sputnik’s photo gallery.

    Karadag Nature Reserve, one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in the south-eastern part of the Crimean Peninsula, covers 28.7 square kilometers of land and aquatic areas. It was established in 1979 to preserve the region's unique topography of landforms and cliffs, as well as to protect and study rare species of diverse flora and fauna.

    The Reserve got its name from a 577-meter-high rock massif on its territory, the Kara Dag ("Black Mount"). It was formed as a result of an ancient Jurassic volcano eruption, nearly 150 million years ago.

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