THE “URAL MOUNTAIN RANGE”!
In our series of “Mountain Ranges arond the world”, the next one we have on the list is: THE URAL MOUNTAINS. There are 9 mountain ranges throughout this world of ours, and each one deserves some special recognition for their beauty. All the mountain ranges are large, long, and tall (in most cases). Some taller than others.
The Ural Mountains, or simply the Urals, are a mountain range that runs approximately from north to south through western Russia, from the coast of the Arctic Ocean to the Ural River and northwestern Kazakhstan.
They have traditionally been used on maps as the boundary between Europe and Asia although they may not be a completely accurate boundary mark.
The mountain range spans 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) passing through Arctic tundra to the north and through forested and semi-desert landscapes to the south.
The highest point of the mountains is the peak of Mount Narodnaya, which stands at 1,894 meters (6,214 feet). A far cry from some of the big mountain ranges we have seen (See Andes mountains Gallery: https://123photogo.com/2023/11/03/photo-gallery-the-mountains-of-the-world-in-pictures-andes-mountains/
Many rivers originate in the Ural Mountains. The Ural River rises on the eastern slopes of the southern Ural Mountains in Russia. The Ural flows generally south for about 2,428 kilometers (1,509 miles) miles and enters the Caspian Sea.
The Ural forests are inhabited by animals typical of Siberia, such as elk, brown bear, fox, wolf, wolverine, lynx, squirrel, and sable (north only). Because of the easy accessibility of the mountains there are no specifically mountainous species. In the Middle Urals, one can see a rare mixture of sable and pine marten named kidus. In the Southern Urals, badger and black polecat are common. Bird species are represented by capercaillie, black grouse, hazel grouse, spotted nutcracker, and cuckoos.
As per Google, there are 9 specific mountain ranges in the world. I would like to do a special blog, or photo gallery of each of these mountain ranges. Here is their list, and you can see how wonderful they are if you have already been there:
1- Andes mountains (will be shown today) (Peru, Chile, and Argentina)
2- Ural Mountains (Russia)
3- Caucasus Mountains (Russia and Georgia)
4- Rocky Mountains (United States and Canada)
5- Alps (France and Switzerland)
6- Great Dividing Range (Australia)
7- Himalaya (China, India, Nepal)
8- Appalachian Mountains (United States and Canada)
9- Atlas Mountains ( Morroco and Algeria)
The next PHOTO GALLERY WILL BE THE CAUCASUS MOUNTAINS.
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL PHOTO GALLERY BY 123PHOTOGO