Beauty in Kazakh
• Beauty in Kazakh
This review is dedicated to Almaty province - the most beautiful and charming edge of Kazakhstan. Nature here is so rich, amazing and full of contrasts that the landscape is practically not repeated.
In one day, the way you can visit the snow-capped mountains, wander through the pine forests, and just a couple of hours drive to be among the dunes and sand boundless steppes, intricate bends ancient turanga groves, feel the power and strength of the ancient canyons and get lost in the labyrinth of limestone mountains.
Assy plateau - this summer Zhailau, located at an altitude of over 2,800 meters above sea level. In winter, the climate is very harsh, but in the summer due to heavy rains, water meadows hands every day, and the scorching sun of the mountain, Zhailau becomes an ideal place for grazing livestock. Since ancient times, this blessing of nature skillfully use the shepherds. Their yurts are perfectly combined with extensive meadows and ridges, casting an atmosphere of past times nomads.
On the way to Assy plateau visible unfinished observatory. Construction stopped in the early 90th. From a distance it looks like a giant mushroom.
If you drive the Assy plateau and go to the Gorge, climb to the top of the pass, eyes a beautiful view of the chain of mountains Kungei Alatau. On the south side Kungei Alatau powerful serrated wall surrounds the northern basin of Lake Issyk-Kul.
View from Kyzyl-AUZ. Sometimes, especially after a rain, transparency of air strikes - it seems that the ridge on the other hand, you can reach out a hand, but in reality, mountains are located more than 70 kilometers from the pass.
View from Taba Karaga. At the bottom of the rapid flowing river Chilik - the biggest mountain river Trans-Ili Alatau, which flows into the River Ely. Two photographs taken at different times of the year.
Taban-Karagay - this summer pastures Zhailau located south of Assy plateau.
Nature is much grander and traces of human presence is much smaller.
Some yurts are at the foot of snow-capped mountains and light because of carrier cloud is changing every minute - the photographer is very difficult to break away from this fascinating species.
In 100 kilometers north of the Trans-Ili Alatau Singing Dunes. This unique cluster of sand about 90 meters high and several kilometers. During strong wind sand grains moving and electrifying, create a sound like a rumble. Hence the name "Singing Dunes".
In the morning or watch the sunset dune becomes reddish, and the shadows are drawn relief and create volume.
Reserve Altyn Emel.
In October, the foliage Turangi (relict poplar that has survived the ice age) acquires a bright yellow, almost orange. At sunset, it seems that the trees ablaze.
Reserve Altyn Emel Ak-Tau. White Mountains in the background like a cyclone on another planet.
along the southern boundary of the national park Altyn Emel the river Ili. For Reserve Or falls in Kapchagai reservoir. To the confluence of the river has Kapchagay dingy brown. Once the reservoir water settles and becomes much clearer and more transparent.
The delta of the Ili River and its surroundings. Before flowing into Lake Balkhash, is a system of many lakes and canals. The photo - Oryol lake Thapar. Without water ecosystems and reeds, which are virtually inaccessible to man, the river or for a long time would be left without fish. Ili River Delta still abounds in fish, and is home to various species of birds and animals, many of which are listed as endangered.
Unique lake Kaindy was formed by an earthquake in 1910 and the passage of mudflows, blocked the river. Water flooded a small ravine and beneath it were centuries-old trees. On the surface, sticking poles - tree trunks and submerged trees have been preserved much better - branches remained intact, and they were algae, similar to pine needles - turned underwater fairy forest.
Kulsai lake called blue necklace of Northern Tien Shan. They are located in the valley, west of Lake Kaindy. All five lakes, two large, one small and two small, chain located one behind the other, almost to the glaciers. In the photo - the second lake Kulsai in January. Under the crust of ice lake makes sounds like moans of a gigantic monster.
In addition to these famous places, you can see great masterpieces, created by nature and man in the open spaces of Kazakhstan.
Complementary roadside landscape of graceful horses, endless fields and, of course, high-voltage power lines.
Charyn Canyon - is a small view of the Grand Canyon, located in 200 kilometers from Almaty. The length of the canyon about 150 kilometers.
The most popular place of the canyon - the Valley of Castles. Here you can get to the tourist buses at the weekend during the warmer months.
It is very close to town (about 40 km) is Ush Konyr. In winter, the climate is milder than in the surrounding mountains or the plains. On the northern edge of the plateau, on the part of the valley is a broad peak of triceps, which since the days of the Soviet Union was noticed and chosen for gliders flying. For the past 20 years Bole soar with this mountain hang-gliders and paragliders. On the mountain Ush Konyr regularly hosts international competitions: the CIS Cup, championships of Kazakhstan and Asia.
Herds of camels and horses graze here all year round.
Near the southern capital is world-famous Medeo - one of the main attractions of Almaty. This is a great place for a one-day mountain walks in the winter. Especially after a snowfall.
In conclusion, I appeal to readers: Protect the environment, waste from places of rest, take responsibility for their actions and try to provide as little as possible impact on the environment!
Let's save the nature of their native land for future generations - it is not necessary to hope that someone will do it for us!