Armenia: Beauty In The Caucasus
Published 3 December 2013
Although it's a still a little off the beaten track for Western tourists, Armenia is a land of breathtaking natural beauty. Russian travel photographer Ivan Dementievskiy has managed to capture the small Caucasus country in all its mountainous glory.
A village lies below Mount Ararat -- a dormant volcano located in what is today eastern Turkey, but which plays a significant role in Armenian history.
In Armenia's south, an ancient church weathered by time.
Evening light hovers over grassy fields located a short distance from Yerevan.
Evening in the highlands on the border between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. As the sun sets a sharp cold sets in and fog rises from the sun-drenched fields.
The ruins of an ancient church -- one of many in Armenia.
Thick fog appears at dusk and dawn.
Spring -- water from melted snow fills the rivers, creating brown-water rapids.
Sunset over Lake Sevan.
The ninth-century Tatev Monastery, located in Armenia's south.
A fall landscape on the Armenian steppes.
Boys on horseback followed by their fathers, who herd cows along the mountain pasture.
The last rays of evening light cast a long shadow over the mountains. Snow is still visible from winters past.
Mountains on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Kechut Reservoir, not far from Jermuk.