The Amazing Sudak Pine-Tree at Sokol Mountain

The Amazing Sudak Pine-Tree at Sokol Mountain

This exceptional Stankevich pine grows on a steep slope, almost at the peak (about 410 metres above sea level) of Sokol (Falcon) mountain in Novy Svet (New World). Such pine trees are very rare in nature, but they are endemic to the Sudak district on the southern coast of the Crimea peninsula. First described by the Russian botanist V.N. Stankevich, the pines were named by the academic V. N. Sukachev in 1906 in his honor. They are also known as “Sudak Pines”- after the region in which they are found. The pine tree in this photograph is about 200 years old.

Photo #222 taken on August 31, 2015

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Novy Svet #Pine Trees #Russia #Stankevich Pine #Sudak Pine #nature #mountains #Sokol Mountain #Kush-Kaya #trees #landscapes

Beach of Novy Svet – Picturesque View from Sokol Mountain

Beach of Novy Svet - Picturesque View from Sokol Mountain

Overlooking the beach of settlement Novy Svet (New World) from Sokol Mountain at the height about 350 meters. The settlement is located about 6 km West from Sudak at picturesque Zelenaya Buhta (Green Bay). This tranquil bay with its crystal clear water is protected from wind on both sides by imposing mountains.

Photo #253 taken on August 31, 2015

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Bay #beach #Crimea #Green Bay #Novy Svet #Russia #Sokol Mountain #Crimean Mountains #Crimean Landscapes #Mount Sokol #Kush-Kaya #hiking

Overlooking Green Bay from Sokol Mountain

Overlooking Green Bay from Sokol Mountain

Breathtaking view from the peak of Sokol (Falcon) Mountain, which lies 474 metres above the peaceful “Zelenaya Buhta” (Green Bay) and the settlement of Novy Svet (New World), Crimea. This tranquil bay with its crystal clear water is protected on both sides by imposing mountains.

Photo #426 taken on September 31, 2015

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimea #Green Bay #Novy Svet #Russia #landscapes #seascapes #nature #Mount Sokol #Kush-Kaya #hiking #Sokol Mountain

Sunset Over Crimean Mountains

Sunset Over Crimean Mountains

Overview beautiful sunset over Crimean Mountains from the peak of Sokol (Falcon) mountain (about 470 meters from a sea level) at Novy Svet, few kilometers from Sudak, the Sothern shore of Crimean Peninsula.

Photo #208 taken on August 11, 2019 during hiking tour on the peak of Sokol mountain with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky (1st day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea within 6 Days”)

Album: Mount Falcon (Kush-Kaya) in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Crimean Landscapes #Sunsets #mountains #Crimean Mountains #nature #Sokol Mountain #Crimea #Novy Svet #Sudak #Russia #Mount Sokol #Kush-Kaya