A truly new wonder has been found nowhere else but in Siberia, which makes this place rather unique. Think about it, modern world, where everything is kept on track, watched through satellites, and can be booked through internet, still has some places like Ulakhan-Sis which is not properly mapped yet and has no ratings on Tripadvisor.
If this spectacular view has been discovered in some other place of the world, for sure it would be either national park or a part of UNESCO world Heritage, but in Russia’s largest republic, Sakha or more known as Yakutia it is not so popular and has become worldwide known thanks to the work of two photographers. Sergey Karpukhin has just came back from his unusual trip to the epic scenery and is the first man who saw this beauty and even snapped photos.
Until now these Sundrum Pillars have never been photographed, as it is believed, and according to the photographer the scene is more than you expect, it is absolutely breathtaking, wonder of nature. On one way you may even think that this landscapes were done by humans, though you definitely know how it appeared from geological point of view.
The whole idea of taking pictures from this powerful landscaped was inspired by another photographer Alexander Krivoshapkin, who made few shots during his trip to count wild reindeer around the Ulakhan-Sis mountain range. At that time he could do only few shots, as it wasn’t a photo expedition, but the view was spectacular. You could see in the center of tundra huge buttes some of them 10 or 20 meters high, standing either in groups or alone, reminding you sort of warriors who froze in time. Or can also give you an impression of an ancient city, inhabited by unknown people.
The locals of the are don’t really share too much information about this landscape, though western part of it seems to be more accessible, and is close to Indigirka River. The weird shapes are believed to be sculpted by relentless freezing and thawing of the granite and surrounding more eroded Devonian sandstone.
In the Yakut language, these warrior lookalikes are known as ‘kisilyakhi’, from the word ‘kisi’ meaning man.