Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic of Yakutia, Siberia / Russia

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

In the early November, Yakutsk-based Vladimir Potapov (fb profile) arranged the winter snowmobile expedition to the Arctic zone of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia (Siberia/Russia).

The route was Ust Kujga (map) — Kazach’e (map) — Laptev Sea.

The mission was to deliver the remains of the Yuka Mammoth from the area of the Yukagir community, Laptev Sea, to Yakutsk. It is the same place, where the famous Yukagir mammoth head was discovered seven years ago.

The Yuka mammoth corpse was found in the well-preserved condition by Vasily Gorokhov’s community four years ago. It has four legs, proboscis, and wool.

The expedition was filmed by BBC TV Channel and scheduled to be on the air on February 25th, 2012. It will be a 60-min story.

See more Arctic expedition photographs taken by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

Yuka Mammoth Expedition by snowmobiles to the Arctic zone of Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Egor Fedorov.

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