20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial
Sacred Shikhan

The photo was taken in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. The picture shows a lonely mountain (shikhan), a sacred place for the Bashkir people. In the recent past, a local industrial enterprise tried to destroy this mountain, use it as raw materials. But the people of the republic managed to defend the mountain and it continues to delight people with its beautiful view.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Sterlitamak, Russia
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Evgeniy Romanov