Putorana is a vast and untouched by human basalt plateau in the north-west of Central Siberian Plateau.
The plateau is usually called "The land of thousands lakes and waterfalls." The concentration of waterfalls there is the highest all over Russia and the lakes are the deepest.
The Putorana Natural Reserve located north of the Arctic Circle in Krasnoyarsk Krai is the largest in Russia. The part of the plateau contains complete subarctic and arctic ecosystems in an isolated mountain range. The combination of remoteness, naturalness and strict protection ensures that ecological and biological processes continue with minimal human interference.
Being a complex of high flat-topped mountain massifs divided by deep and wide canyons, the plateau is a treasure for scientists. Exotic fjord-like lakes reaching 100–150 km in length and up to 400 metres deep are considered to be largest in Siberia after Baikal and Teletskoye lakes. The largest fresh water resorces are concentrated there.
Most of the Putorana Plateau is covered by the Siberian taiga forests. The area has also a vast variety of plant, mammal and bird species.
Source: National Georgaphic