Talnikoviy waterfall - the largest in Russia. The waterfallis located on a Pytoran plateau (Central Siberian Plateau) in PutoranskiyReserve on Lake Dyupkun on its left bank, between the mouths of the 1st and 2ndGagariya rivers.
Let us look at this place...
Their greatness fascinates tourists and its power makespeople admire it. "Falling Water" always attracted not only humans,but also animals. For example, peals of waterfalls are used by birds duringmigration.
Nature gave man a lot of miracles, which you can watchendlessly. Beautiful mountains, where in the lower reaches meadows with greengrass are spread and mountain tops are covered with snow.
Rivers, including the mountain ones, which, depending on theseason can relax with their tranquility in a dry warm weather, or causeinvoluntary respect, bordering even with some fear of water flow power,smashing everything in its path in a row during the spill. But the mostfascinating thing - are, undoubtedly, waterfalls ...
Very interesting pattern, all the large width waterfalls onearth are on the border of two or more States. Apparently, this is no accident.Extensive waterfalls - are insurmountable natural frontiers, near which theborders were established before.
The planet has a whole cluster of these "diamondwater". For example, in the Caucasus Teberda nature reserve in the valleyof the river Salynngan there is a valley of "Thirty waterfalls." InJapan, in the park on the island of Honshu hundred waterfalls falls on thevalley of Osunidani. Norway is named as country of waterfalls. And only a fewpeople know that a small kingdom in the mountains of Lesotho in South Africa inAfrica – it is a chain of 3 thousand waterfalls.
Well, what is the biggest waterfall in Russia. In Russia,there are however, not so much of them. And so more useful it would be fortourists interested in the beauty of the native nature, to visit the largestwaterfall of the country - Talnikoviy. We can say that in our country andthroughout Asia the highest waterfall is Talnikoviy waterfall. Almost no oneknows that it is situated in the nature reserve "Putoranskiy" in theCentral Siberian Plateau in Taimyr. But almost everybody knows that this isconsidered to be most beautiful water cascade in Russia.
What is most interesting - the waterfall is really thebiggest, but its height couldn’t be measured for quite a long time. Moreover -information about it, written in the encyclopedic sources, did not correspondto the truth, since they were taken from the diaries of explorer Babitskiy, whostudied the waterfall flowing into a river of the same name (so, it should becalled Talnikovskiy).
And the Talnikovskiy waterfall is on at a distance from theriver - it starts on the Trapecia Mountain in the Central Siberian Plateau. Atleast, that's how it was described in discoverer Afanasiev notes. There are alot of debates about the height of the waterfall, different researchers showdifferent numbers: they range from 482 to 700 m.
For a long time, the waterfall was one of those naturalobjects, which are called "mythical" – there was a description, eventwo, and this caused the confusion, but there were no photos. Strictly speaking,there are no waterfall pictures even now, there is only a photo provided byMikhail Afanasiev, made at a time when the waterfall was dry, so, in fact, it'sjust a photo of crevice. Perhaps this mystique was the main reason why thewaterfall was one of the few natural objects that have their own website, whereall the information on it is brought together.
Of course, this aura of mystery has its own appeal - manypeople would like to see something which existence has been questioned for solong with their own eyes. Therefore, different expeditions search for thiswaterfall. If anyone of the readers will come up with the idea to become a partof such an expedition, or to organize his own, we want to warn you – it makessense only in July and August, because in all other months the flow dries updue to drought or freezes by Taimyr cold according to the description ofAfanasyev. However, even if you do not succeed - there is always something tosee in Taimyr.
Additional views on Pytoran plateau