Edge of the Karaul-Oba Mountain Range

Edge of the Karaul-Oba Mountain Range

The view on the edge of the ancient coral reef of the Jurassic period, the mount Karaul-Oba (Tatar: Qaravul Oba, Russian: Karaulnaya), from Cape Kapchik, located a few kilometers westwards from Novy Svet (New World) settlement, on the tourist path of Golitsyn. The Karaul-Oba massif with its mystic rocky ledges is the state complex natural monument. Almost from the very sea, sharp teeth of the cliffs are jutting out, that is a distinctive feature of the mountain. ‘Karaul-Oba’ means ‘Watch Mountain’ or ‘Guard Peak’ in Crimean Tatar. It is reckoned among many unique natural wonders of Sudak’s surroundings.

Photo #079 taken on May 01, 2017

Album: Golitsyn Trail in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Novy Svet #Karaul-Oba #Karaulnaya #coral reef #mountains #rocks #reefs #Sudak #Qaravul Oba #Black Sea #seascapes #landscapes

Entering the Blue Bay

Entering the Blue Bay

View of a boat with tourists entering the Blue Bay (Golubaya Buhta) in Novy Svet (New World), where located the famous Tsar beach in Suzdak district in Crimea. The sharp teeth of the cliffs of the mount Karaul-Oba (Tatar: Qaravul Oba, Russian: Karaulnaya) are in the background of the picture. This ancient 341-meter-high coral reef of the Jurassic period (341 m.) has rather a complicated specific structure: plateau-like area with rock walls, crevices, ridges, stone labyrinths are replaced by deep long saddles. The rocky ledges of Karaul-Oba massif is a State complex natural monument and reckoned among many unique natural wonders of Sudak’s surroundings.

Photo #095 taken on May 01, 2017

Album: Golitsyn Trail in Novy Svet

Categories: Landscapes

Tags: #Russia #Crimea #Novy Svet #Karaul-Oba #mountains #rocks #reef #Sudak #Qaravul Oba #landscapes #Blue Bay #Black Sea #seascapes #Golubaya Buhta #Golitsyn Trail