Documentary film "Taman Peninsula." Author Vadim Osadchy. Production studio Rus Ecology Film. 2008. On the western outskirts of the Kuban plains stretched mysterious Taman peninsula, covered with ancient myths and legends – Lukomorye fantastic, the mythical entrance to the realm of Hades. Washed by the Black Sea and Azov to the south – from the north, surrounded on the east foothills of the Greater Caucasus, he strikes a unique variety of landscapes. Wooded hills and hills covered with oaks, pines and junipers give way to vast relict valleys and steppes. Kuchugury, sand dunes, go to spit, reclamation of limestone and sand, sometimes stretch into the distance of the sea for a few kilometers. A significant part of the peninsula occupied by estuaries – a small bay formed by the flooding of valleys sea.

In estuaries inhabited by a huge number of fish and poultry. Naked on an island that separates Baguzinsky and Kiziltashsky estuaries, nesting black-rare gulls, cormorants are black, pelicans, sometimes you can see flamingos and exotic. With the onset of cold weather in these parts arrive for the winter and other birds, including swans. In steppes and forests of the peninsula you can find the jackal, wild boar and even wolves. Most estuaries have long turned to lakes, separated by a small strip of sea from land. Sometimes they are connected with the sea a narrow channel from the width of which depends on the level of salt in water. The unusual nature sanctuary – Salt Lake, located a few meters from the Black Sea.