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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Crater of Batagai

The Batagaika Crater is a thermokarst depression in the form of a one kilometre-long gash that reaches a depth of up to 100 meters. People believe the crater to be the doorway to hell. Mischa is a retired policeman who is searching for mammoth ivory

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Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Batagai, Siberia, Russia
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Tamina-Florentine Zuch