Zhupanova River - Russia, East
The Zhupanova River, on the Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia, empties on the east coast into the Bering Sea. The river surrounded by snowcapped mountains gives access to this volcanic region and its abundance of animals such as polar bear, deer, seal, sable, otter, and mountain sheep. You can also see a variety of birds from Russia and the Far East, including the magnificent Stellar's sea eagle. From here you can also visit the Valley of the Geysers - a truly extraordinary experience - a panorama of tundra, roaring rivers, wooded hillsides, small lakes, sheer-cliffed canyons, and the breathtaking Karymsky Volcano. Stroll on boardwalks through a landscape where plumes of sizzling water and gaseous steam billow toward the sky.