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Cape Chameleon description and photo - Crimea: Koktebel. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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Cape Chameleon is located near the Crimean village of Koktebel. This is a cape that separates Koktebel Bay from Tikhaya Bay. In outline, Cape Chameleon is very similar to a multi-colored dinosaur that drinks water from the sea.
This cape got its name because of the phenomenal ability to change color depending on the time of day, weather, position of the sun and clouds. It is able to change its color up to 20 times a day. Having watched the cape all day, you can see all shades of the chameleon - from grayish-blue in the morning to golden-ocher in the evening, which gradually turn into purple at sunset, and then into purple and blue shades. This play of colors is observed throughout the year - in spring, summer, autumn and winter. This unusual sight amazes with its irresistible play of the rays of the sun, shadow, light and all shades of sky and sea. All this magnificent visual effect is due to the special configuration of clay shale, which has properties to display the sun's rays in different ways.
In ancient times, the cape was called Toprakh-kaya, which means "Clay Rock". On many modern maps, the Crimean Chameleon is very often called Lagerny, despite the fact that there are no camps here at all.
On the old maps of Crimea, 200 years ago, the cape was depicted as large and wide, but now there is a narrow high ridge, along which only the most desperate Crimean tourists pass. The clay rocks that form the cape are eroded by the sea and rainwater more and more every year. The cape itself is already cut with cracks. This suggests that the sea has already eroded a significant part of it. If this continues,
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