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This SPOT-5 image shows the Peter the Great Bay, in the Primorie Territory of Russia, and was acquired on 30 January 2013.

The Peter the Great Bay is the widest bay of the Sea of Japan along the shore of Primorie territory. Its length is around 80 km with a width of about 200 km.

In the Peter the Great Bay, 50 km south-east of Vladivostok the Pupyatin Island is located, named after the Russian Admiral and politician E.Putyatin.

The southern coast of the island is rocky and the shores are banded with reefs. The Startsev mountain occupies the northern part of the island. All the territory of the island is covered with dense deciduous forest, mostly oak-trees.

The famous Goose Lake is located on the island, where the Komarov lotus from the Red Book grows - a relict plant, the age of which is estimated to be approximately 100 million years.

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Credit: Spot Image, ScanEx RDC 2013

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