Enjoy this sampling of images taken during our 2013 Wild Altai Expedition. (These images are all the property of The Altai Project and the authors. Please contact us for permission to use them.)
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Here are a few pictures from the beautiful expedition The Altai Project participated in along with SUNY-ESF, Altaisky Nature Reserve, and WWF-Altai-Sayan. We hiked down the stunning but isolated middle Argut River to visit cabins frequented by local herders, hunters, and poachers and to investigate the area’s potential for hiking tourism.
These are the first images of wild snow leopards in the central southern Argut region of Altai Republic. In an area that was previously home to dozens of cats, just a handful of snow leopards remaining due to intense snare-poaching.
Images of snow leopards and a manul (Pallas) cat photographed using camera traps in Altai Republic -
And along the way, they encounter incredible landscapes as well as argali. The survey took place in Altai’s Kosh-Agach District, immediately adjacent to the borders of Mongolia and Russia’s Tuva Republic. Read the trip’s press release.
Travel along with Jennifer to a beautiful autumn in Altai, where she attended Sosnovka (an important strategy meeting for Siberian and Far Eastern activists), visited the Karakol Valley and climbed to Uch Enmek’s final peak on horseback, and attended meeting while enjoying Gorno-Altaisk and Barnaul culture and scenery.
A variety of local indigenous culture and history photos, with a few shots of traditional Russian culture as well.
These pictures were all taken using camera traps during the winter months in 2010-2011 in the lower (northern) half of the Argut River watershed.
Pictures of the Ukok Plateau taken during a 2005 visit.
Pictures of Altai architecture in general as well as pictures of two strawbale construction projects led by The Altai Project in 2005 and 2009.