The Katun' River ustream of the village Malyi Yaloman just after a heavy rain which happen almost every evening in summer. Seen are steep stony bluffs of the gorge rimmed with a curious stripe of Siberian spruce (Picea obovata, a steppen terrace and barren rocky slopes of the Aigulakskii Mt.Range.

Ongudai District, Altai Republic, West Siberia, Russia. 9th July 1999.

O. Kosterin.

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