Carpe Diem Haiku *Irtysh River*

The Irtysh (Иртыш) – a river in Siberia and Kazakhstan, is the chief tributary of the Ob River and also the longest river inflow in the world. On the right bank of the Irtysh, on the outskirts of Pavlodar City, is a very unique place – the monument of nature, called the Goose Passage (Гусиный Перелёт). Paleontologists have discovered there the bone remains of giraffe, rhinoceros, hyena-like animals and hypparion (a small tridactyl horse) which have lived 7 to 10 million years ago. The total amount of Neogene period fossils found in the area is very significant. They are likely from thousands of species.

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imprints from the past
serene up the river bank
passage of geese

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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