Three Brothers, Okhotsk Sea

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The Three Brothers is a group of steep white islets in the Sea of Okhotsk, about 650 m off the Eastern Cape, just outside Veselaya Bay, about 13 km from the town of Magadan in the Kamchatka peninsula, Russia. It is a local tourist landmark and a favorite target for photographers.

Islet A very small island

An islet is a very small island.

Sea of Okhotsk A marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, between the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Kuril Islands, the island of Hokkaido, the island of Sakhalin, and eastern Siberian coast

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Coordinates: 59°28′46″N150°58′24″E / 59.4795385°N 150.9732381°E / 59.4795385; 150.9732381

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