Russian photographer Oleg Grigoryev hiked up the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan to take the most breathtaking photos you can’t imagine to exist in this country. The Fann Mountains have a hundred peaks with the highest reaching up to 5000 meters so it’s no wonder that Oleg should take breaks, resting his feet while enjoying the perfect sights from his tent. Taking feet selfies is surely a nice idea especially if what you’ve walked through is a story that should be told through photos.
These are definitely the places in Russia you’ll want to wake up to:
First photo was shot in the Chimtarga Peak which is the highest peak in the Fann Mountains. If you wanna go here, you need to start from the Mutnye Lakes walking-up; or from the Right Zindon Valley, which you can reach by hiking west via the Big Allo Lake or from the east via the Mutnye Lakes crossing over the 4750 m high Chimtarga pass.The mountaineering season for Chimtarga Peak is from June to September.
Big Allo Lak
The next photo was shot in Big Allo Lake which you might consider as the most beautiful lake you’ll see while hiking the Fann Mountains. It appeared right after the earthquake in 1916 so you might still see traces of collapsed rocks around the area.
A group of three glacial lakes in the Zeravshan Mountains, the Kulikalon Lakes, is what you see on the next photo. It is known as an Important Bird Area by the BirdLife International due to its significant numbers of the populations of various bird species. The Kulikalon Lakes are fed by meltwater coming from the Chimtarga glacier.
Other breathtaking shots are taken at Lake Alaudin, Muddy Lake, and a site near Mirali Peak.