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Mountain valley

Горная долина

# 39

Oil paint on canvas, 20×28 inches. Handmade oil painting.

Масло, холст, 50 * 70 см

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Mountain valley

Mountain valley: one of the most beautiful and amazing places. This is one of the places where no man’s foot has gone before. Vast green plains with many different grasses, flowers, and in some places evergreen plants. And on the high mountains there is snow that never melts, since the weather is cold there and this is a place of life for other animals. In addition to vegetation, this valley is decorated with a deep and clear reservoir, which is used by small animals and wolves from the local pack. This place has become a home for them, as it seems to them there it is safe to live and build their lives. Handmade oil painting.

See other paintings by Evgenia Zragevskaya here: Still life with rowan

Birds also live in the mountain valley, in the mountains a large bald eagle rules — Air with his family and other eagles, and makes sure that strangers do not invade its territory. He is already familiar with the local pack of wolves and sometimes allows them to hunt rams and goats in the mountains in winter.
A mountain valley is a type of land surface formed as a result of the long-term influence of water currents, even if the area is currently dry and waterless. The relief shape of the valley is always elongated and negative (lowered) in relation to the adjacent neighborhood. And in the longitudinal profile of the valley, a one-sided slope is necessarily observed. Such a surface has several varieties of configurations, a certain structure, various origins and features, which will be discussed in detail. For centuries, rivers have flowed along channels formed by water currents. In different places on their way, they rush at different speeds, destroying the coast, carrying away washed-out rock, silt and sand. Where the speed of the current increases, destruction, dissolution and leaching of rocks occur. And in places where the movement of the river is quiet, the material carried by the water is deposited. The width of the channel and the speed of the flow of rivers change in different years, as well as depending on the season during heavy rains and spring floods. The channel is gradually deepening. In some areas, it can periodically change its position, transforming the surrounding relief. So, by destruction, erosion, transfer of rocks from one place and their accumulation in another, each river forms its own mountain valley.
Compared to the rivers of the plains, mountain streams are narrower and much faster. Water moves along natural faults and hollows, flowing down the most low-lying places. The rock restrains the water flow, preventing the channel from expanding, therefore the river bottom deepens rather quickly, forming stepped, steep or convex slopes. Mountain streams can wash out narrow channels, called cracks (gorges), with high steep slopes. Or to form canyons — the same crevices, but much wider. Also, mountain rivers form gorges — depressions with steep convex or stepped slopes. Crevices, canyons, gorges are some of the many forms of mountain river valleys. But there are vast mountain spaces in the form of depressions resembling giant troughs, or, as geographers say: trough-shaped in a transverse profile. It is known that such a valley was originally created by glaciers, and flows of melt water continued to form the landscape.