The Olenyok River in Siberia

The Olenyok River in Siberia

The Olenyok River in Siberia

The Olenyok River in Siberia, Russia. It is 2,292 kilometers long, and it is navigable. The river’s source is on the northern Central Siberian Plateau in Krasnoyarsk Krai, from where it flows north east through Olenyok before emptying into the Olenyok Gulf of the Laptev Sea at Ust-Olenyok west of the Lena River delta. The Olenyok is known for its abundant fish. In 1633 Ivan Rebrov reached The Olenyok River from the Lena delta and built a fort. Pioneering Russian Arctic explorer Vasili Pronchishchev and his wife Tatiana Feodorovna set out on a voyage together and she became the first woman – polar explorer in the world. In accordance with the historical version the Pronchishchevs died of scurvy and were buried at the mouth of the Olenek River.

crossing the river deer

crossing the river deer

crossing the river deer

crossing the river deer

crossing the river deer

crossing the river deer

The Olenyok River in Siberia

crossing the river deer

The Olenyok River in Siberia

Mountains alongside the river

Siberian mashrooms

Siberian mashrooms

The native people inhabiting this region are Yakuts, some of them still retain Shamanist practices

The native people inhabiting this region are Yakuts, some of them still retain Shamanist practices

The native people inhabiting this region are Yakuts, some of them still retain Shamanist practices, they are historically semi-nomadic hunters, fishermen, reindeer breeders.

The native people inhabiting this region are Yakuts, some of them still retain Shamanist practices, they are historically semi-nomadic hunters, fishermen, reindeer breeders.

traditional folk costumes of Yakuts

traditional folk costumes of Yakuts

Yakut people

Yakut people

Yakut people in folk costumes at festival

Yakut people in folk costumes at festival

Yakut women at the milk processing, early 20th century

Yakut women at the milk processing, early 20th century

Lena Pillars - natural rock formation along the banks of the river

Lena Pillars – natural rock formation along the banks of the river

Lena Pillars - natural rock formation along the banks of the river

Lena Pillars – natural rock formation along the banks of the river

Lena Pillars - natural rock formation along the banks of the river

Lena Pillars – natural rock formation along the banks of the river

Siberian mashrooms

Siberian mashrooms

The Olenyok River in Siberia

Siberian river Olenyok

The Olenyok River in Siberia

Siberian river Olenyok

The Olenyok River in Siberia

Siberian river Olenyok

The Olenyok River in Siberia

Siberian river Olenyok

The Olenyok River in Siberia

Siberian river Olenyok

The Olenyok River in Siberia

Siberian river Olenyok

The Olenyok River in Siberia

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

Siberian river Olenyok

The Olenyok is known for its its abundance of fish

The Olenyok is known for its its abundance of fish

The pillars consist of alternating layers of limestone, marlstones, dolomite and slate of early to middle Cambrian age, which are weathered, producing the rugged outcrops

The pillars consist of alternating layers of limestone, marlstones, dolomite and slate of early to middle Cambrian age, which are weathered, producing the rugged outcrops

unique natural rock formation along the banks

unique natural rock formation along the banks

wild geese

wild geese

Wildlife in the  area

Wildlife in the area

Wildlife in the area

Wildlife in the area

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