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This section of the site contains our photographs of natural landscapes of the world, including geological formations, relief forms, natural water bodies and vegetation types, as well as some plants and animals, typical to different native zones and geographical regions.

This page contains the list of images of the Kuril Islands: Kunashir, Atlasov and Paramushir (Russian Far East) nature: volcanoes, mountains and natural landscapes.
Clicking on the preview in the list below you will be transferred to the page with the full sized image
(each photo has a semantic geographical or biological captions, explaining illustrated objects).


Russia - Asia

Kuril Islands (Kuril archipelago), Pacific ocean
(Kunashir Island, Atlasov Island and Paramushir Island)

Kunashir Island
Atlasov Island
Paramushir Island


Pacific Ocean shore near Yuzhno-Kurilsk.
Kunashir Island
"Thunderbolt" - basalt outlier.
Kunashir Island
Fumarole (mofettes) fields on the Mendeleev volcano foot.
Kunashir Island
Fumarole (mofettes) - hot stream-out and stinkdamp.
Kunashir Island
Crystalline sulfur on the fumarole (mofettes) edge.
Kunashir Island
Coniferous forests with bamboo bushes.
Kunashir Island
Dmitri Mendeleev volcano with fumarole (mofettes) fields at the foot.
Kunashir Island
Mixed forests with bamboo bush on the ocean shore.
Kunashir Island
Coniferous forest (fir tree) with bamboo undergrowth.
Kunashir Island

Alaid volcano slope covered by scoria sediments (pyroclastic material).
Atlasov Island
Alaid volcano crater (altitude - 2339 meters above sea level).
Atlasov Island
Top of the Alaid volcano cone. Height - 2339 meters above sea level.
Atlasov Island
Ancient caldera - the basement of the old Alaid volcano and a
new Alaid volcano slope covered by scoria sediments (pyroclastic material).
Altitude - 1050 meters above sea level. Atlasov Island
One of the 33 side (collateral) craters of Alaid volcano.
Atlasov Island
Alaid volcano on the Atlasov Island (height - 2339 meters above sea level).
View from the Ebeko volcano top on the Paramushir Island
Lava block from the Taketomi volcano eruption. Atlasov Island
Volcanic bomb from the Taketomi volcano eruption. Atlasov Island
Volcanic scoria crater plug (stopper). Taketomi volcano at Atlasov Island
Taketomi volcano - it is a side (collateral) crater of the Alaid volcano.
The cone is composed from the porous eruption sediments, coherent with lava

Steam-to-gas streams spurted from the fumarole field "Iyulskoye" (July).
Ebeko volcano, Paramushir Island
Volcanic boiling copper. North-East fumarole field of the Ebeko volcano.
Paramushir Island
Active funnel of the Ebeko volcano Northern crater
with hyeracid thermal lake. Paramushir Island
One of the thermal stream "Lagerniy" (Camping) sources on the eastern slope
of the Ebeko volcano. Paramushir Island
Fumarole sulfur of the Ebeko volcano. Paramushir Island
Volcanic bomb of the "crust of bread" type in the Ebeko volcano Northetn crater.
Paramushir Island
View to the Middle and Northern craters of the Ebeko volcano from its top.
Paramushir Island
Fumarole field "Iyulskoye" (July). Gas temperature is 493 °С.
Paramushir Island
Fissure (crack) in the piroclastic sediments on the external slope of the
Ebeko volcano crater (3 meters deep). Paramushir Island
Fumarole "Uragannaya" (Hurricane). The speed of gas outflow is more than
30 meters per second. Paramushir Island
Plastic sulfur (hair type) produced by the "Pauk" (Spider) fumarole.
Paramushir Island
Plastic sulfur (hair, of spider net type) produced by the "Pauk" (Spider) fumarole.
Paramushir Island
Strong steam-to-gas streams spurted from the fumarole field "Iyulskoye" (July),
arised in 2005 on the external slope of the Ebeko volcano Northern crater.
Paramushir Island
Fumarole fields on the Ebeko volcano eastern slope.
Paramushir Island
"Lagerniy" (Camping) stream, collecting a few thermal streams flowing
from the eastern slope of Ebeko volcano. Paramushir Island

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Except these photograps you can find a lot of images of other geographical regions natural landscapes:
Russia (from West to East): West Baltic (Kurshskaya Kosa), Moscow Region (Central Russia), Northern Caucasus Mountains (Elbruz), Middle Volga (Taiga zone), Middle Volga (Steppe zone), Ural Mountains (Chusovaya river), Taz peninsula (North of Western Siberia), Ob-river valley (Central part of Western Siberia), Altai Steppe and Mountains (South of Western Siberia), Sayan Mountains (South of Western Siberia), Lake Baikal (South of Central Siberia), Sihote-Alin Mountains (South of the Far East), Kuril Islands;
Former USSR States: Georgia (Central Caucasus Mountains), Northern Tien-Shan: Issyk-Kul Lake and Zailiysky Alatau, Western Tien-Shan Mountains (Kirgizstan), Tadjikstan (Pamir Mountains);
Europe: Norway, Finland, UK: England and Scotland, UK: Wales, France, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus;
Asia: Turkey, Middle East (Syria, Lebanon and Israel), North-East of China (Peking), Sri Lanka, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia (Bali Island);
North America: USA East coast (Eastern states), Alaska, Rocky Mountains (USA, Montana), Yellowstone National Park, Utah and Nevada mountains, South-West steppe and deserts (Arizona and Texas);
Central America: Mexico, Cuba (Caribbean), Guatemala and Honduras, Costa Rica;
South America: Venezuela (Orinoco River and Guiana Highlands), Central Andes and Amazonian Lowland (Peru), Precordillera (Argentina), Brazilian Highlands (Brazilian Plateau), Patagonia (Argentina), Land of Fire (Tierra del Fuego) Archipelago;
Africa: Tunis (Tunisia), Egypt, Tenerife Island (Canaries Archipelago) Kenya and Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, South African Republic;
Australia and New Zealand: North Australia (Darwin), Australia Northern Territory, South-Eastern Australia (Sydney, New South Wales), South Australia (Melburn, Victoria), New Zealand: North Island, New Zealand: South Island;
Antarctic: Antarctic Peninsula.


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