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In the gallery below you find photos from Yamal Peninsula and October Revolution Island, Russian Arctic. Photos that are not signed in caption were shot by me. Feel free to use my photos for educational purposes, but please refer to my home page as the source. Please respect the copywright of collegues who have contributed with photos to this site, and whose names are given in the captions.


Glaciotectonically folded marine sediments, below till. Severnaya Zemlya. Photo: Ólafur Ingólfsson 2002.


Russian collegues, Valentin and Valery, during lunch break, Marresale, Yamal Peninsula. Photo: Ólafur Ingólfsson 1997.

Novaya Zemlya and the Kara Sea. Image courtesy of NASA.

Severnaya Zemlya seen from space. Image courtesy of NASA.

Scene from the settlement of Mys Khameny, Yamal. 1997.

Street scene, Mys Khameny settlement, Yamal. 1997.

Flying helo in thick fog is quite an experience! Yamal 1997.

Field group at Marresale Polar Station, Yamal. 1997.

From Marresale Polar Station. 1997.

Scene from the Marresale Polar Station

Scene from an abandoned Russian military post, Yamal.

Meandering river on the Yamal tundra. 1997.

Hanna enjoying a calm and sunny day. Yamal, 2002.

Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

Folded glaciotectonic structure. Marresale coastal cliffs, 1997.

Eolian facies of the Baidarata Sand, Marresale coalstal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

Fluvial facies of the Baidarata Sand. 1997.

Early Holocene (9-8 ka BP) Betula horizon. Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal, 1997.

Betula horizon (dark). 1997.

Bill Manley and Valery Gataullin, with Nenets on Yamal. 1997.

Large glaciotectonic folds, coastal section 5 km north of Marresale Polar Station, Yamal. 1997.

A stump of birch from the Betula horizon. This shows early Holocene tree limit 200 km north of present. 1997.

Climbing ripples in the fluvial facies of the Baidarata Sand, Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

Cryoturbations in the Olein Sands, Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

Deformation till facies of the Kara Diamicton. Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

Deformed, fossil glacier ice, below a flowtill facies of the Kara Diamicton. Yamal 1997.

Another outcrop with fossil glacier ice. Yamal 1997.

Fossil, buried ice wedge. It relates to the Last Glacial Maximum polar desert on Yamal. 1997.

Lower contact of the Kara Diamicton. Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

Large glaciotectonic inclusion of sand in the Kara Diamicton. Marresale coastal cliffs. 1997.

Glaciotectonic folds. Few km north of Marresale Polar Station. 1997.

Eolian facies of the Olein Sands. Notice dark sots left by rotts, grasses etc. Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

Syngenetic ice wedge cast, Olein Sands, Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

Inverted topography due to melting of dead ice. Fine-grained lake sediments on top of a hillock, Kara Diamicton and fossil glacier ice below. 1997.

Rhytmites, deposited in a dead-ice lake. Yamal. 1997.

Streaked-out sand defines a folded structure. Kara Diamicton, Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal, 1999.

Streaked-out sand inclusion in the Kara Diamicton. Yamal, 1997.

Glaciotectonized Kara Diamicton. Yamal 1997.

Crossing a river on Yamal, 1997.

Mapping the steep Marresale coastal cliffs. 1997.

Glaciotectonized sediments in the western Yamal coastal cliffs. 1997.

Folded structures in the western Yamal coastal cliffs. 1997.

Deformation till facies of the Kara Diamicton. Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

The Varchacka Peat and Silt, below the Baidarata Sands. Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

Varchacka Peat and Silt. Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

The Nenet Peat, a late Holocene sandy peat deposit. Marresale coastal cliffs, Yamal. 1997.

Recent ice wedge. Yamal 1997.

Yamal tundra. 1997.

Yamal tundra. 1997.

Nenet tent camp on the tundra close to Marresale, Yamal. 1997.

Nenets greeting visitors. Yugorski Peninsula. Photo: Hanna Lokrantz, 1999.

A Nenet heardsman. Yamal 1997.

Nenet friends who took us boating upcoast. Yamal 1997.

Nenet tundra sledges, Yamal 1997.

Hanna went for a ride - it was very fast! Yamal 1997.

A Nenet heardsman. Yamal, 1997.

Nenets on Yugorski Peninsula. Photo: Hanna Lokrantz, 1999.

Old oil drums on the Kara Sea coast. Yamal 1997.

Gulag settlement outside Vorkuta. 1997.

Street in Vorkuta. 1997.

Street scene from Vorkuta - a Gulag City. 1997.

Back in Moscow - Hanna, Bill, Marina and Steve. 1997.

Our transport from moscow to Khatanga. 2002.

Packed like sardines in the aeroplane on way to Khatanga! Photo: David Lubinski, 2002.

Recently built church in Khatanga, Taymyr. 2002.

Khatanga harbour, Khatanga River. 2002.

Scene from Khatanga. 2002.

Town centre of Khatanga. 2002.

Inside the mammuth cave in Khatanga. 2002.

A collection of mammuth tusks. The Mammuth Cave, Khatanga. 2002.

The famous "Discovery Mammuth". A chunk of ice with tusks! Khatanga, 2002.

Broad beach platform at ca. 35 m a.s.l., close to Changeable lake, October Revolution Island. 2002.

Camp close to Changeable Lake. Varilov Ice Cap in background. 2002.

After days of rain - finally calm an sunny! Ozernaya River, October Revolution Island, Severnaya Zemlya. 2002.

Clearing sections. Ozernaya River, October Revolution Island. 2002.

Base camp close to Changeable Lake - at 0 degrees C in last week of july 1997.

Changeable Lake, October Revolution Island, Severnaya Zemlya. 2002.

The desolate camp site close to Changeable Lake, October Revolution Island, Severnaya Zemlya. 2002.

Ancient (Eemian?) narwal skeleton. October Revolution Island. 2002.

"Discovery Mammuth", seen from rear and above. Still a chunk of ice with tusks!. 2002.

Field equipped on October Revolution Island. 2002.

Hanna Lokrantz crossing a glacial river. October Revolution Island, 2002.

Kitchen tent close to blowing down during strong katabatic winds. Ozernaya River, October Revolution Island, 2002.

October Revolution coastline. Signs of recent transgression. 2002.

Per Möller logging on October Revolution Island. 2002.

Per Möller preparing a feast. October Revolution Island, 2002.

Into the field with a Russian M8 helicopter. October Revolution Islan, 2002.

Russian military meets us at the northernmost place of the Eurasian landmass, Cape Chelyuskin. 2002.

A very lonely place: the military post at Cape Chelyuskin. 2002.

Still waters. Lake Taymyr. 2002.

Trying to stay warm in the storm. October Revolution Island. 2002.

Andrei eating a smoked fish - care for a bite? Photo: David Lubinski, 2002.

Edge of the Varilov Ice Cap, October Revolution Island, Severnaya Zemlya. Photo: Andrei Andreev, 2002.

Hanna in helo on the way to Severnaya Zemlya. Photo: David Lubinski, 2002.

Oleg holding on to equipments during helo takeoff. Photo: David Luninski, 2002.

Icelandic cowboy on Severnaya Zemlya. Photo: David Lubinski, 2002.

Clearing sections at Ozernaya River, October Revolution Island. Photo: David Lubinski, 2002.

Permanent snowfield at the edge of the Varilov Ice Cap. Photo: David Lubinski, 2002.

Clearing sections, Ozernaya River, October Revolution Island. Photo: David Lubinski, 2002.

Hanna preparing a meal. October Revolution Island. Photo: David Lubinski, 2002.

Icelandic ballet in the honor of incoming helo cy the end of the field season. Severnaya Zemlya. Photo: David Lubinski, 2002.

Helo comes in for a landing at Ozernaya River. 2002.

The helicopter sinks into the muddy surface. 2002.

Hanna and Per in the field. 2002.

Relaxing in the kitchen tent. 2002.

Air control, Khatanga airport. 2002.

Crowded in the helicopter on way to Severnaya Zemlya. An almost 1000 km flight! 2002.

Fog on the sections. Ozernaya River, Severnaya Zemlya. 2002.

Dinner time in the field. 2002.

Flowering plant finds shelter (and nutrition) behind a driftwood log. 2002.

Arctic fox visiting the Ozernaya River camp. 2002.

Very tired Russian scientists in the helo at the end of the field season. 2002.

Tired ballet dancer in the helo on a 1000 km flight from Severnaya Zemlya to Khatanga. Photo: David Lubinski, 2002.

Tundra degradation, Taymyr Peninsula. 2002.

 

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