The animal kingdom of the Commander archipelago


The Komandorsky Archipelago (the Commander Archipelago) in the Pacific Ocean has also long been known as the Clandestine Islands as it is one of the most remote and mysterious territories in Russia.

The Komandorsky Archipelago (the Commander Archipelago) in the Pacific Ocean has also long been known as the Clandestine Islands as it is one of the most remote and mysterious territories in Russia. It is thanks to this location that after centuries these lands — their flora and fauna — have hardly been touched by civilization and have maintained their original form. Here on the protected territory of the nature reserve live populations of rare animals such as northern fur seals, northern sea lions, island seals such as the Antonov and the Larga, sea otters and Arctic foxes. The area is also home to many species of birds, including the famous puffin, also called the northern parrot due to its bright colouring.