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The Tarvasjõgi is a 30-kilometre-long (19 mi) river in Estonia. It is a tributary of the Jäneda, which in turn flows into the Jägala and thence to the Baltic Sea, and has a 64.7-square-kilometre (25.0 sq mi) drainage basin.

This picture shows the Tarvasjõgi flowing through a forested landscape in the Põhja-Kõrvemaa Nature Reserve. The area was scoured by glaciers, the most recent one retreating 12,000 years ago, and displays diverse features, including eskers, sand and gravel kames, fens, sandy heaths, bogs, and more than thirty lakes. Almost half of the reserve is covered by bog and riparian forests, with a forest cover of 40 percent consisting mostly of coniferous trees. Wolves, Eurasian lynxes and brown bears can be found here, as well as protected birds such as black storks, golden eagles, western capercaillies and common cranes.

Photograph credit: Ireen Trummer

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