5 Nature of Kazakhstan

Nature of Kazakhstan

Posted on December 8, 2012 by team

A Russian photographer Alexander Popov went to Kazakhstan to see its nature and take photographs of wonderful Charyn Canyon and a local ski resort Chimbulak. Some of his works are presented below.

It’s nice to be at the resort in autumn.

It’s a classic view from the antimudflow dam.

In 2011 the skating rink “Medeo” underwent two hurricanes which fell 10 000 trees. 2 000 of Almaty citizens were subsequently cleaning the territory.

The mud flows into those holes and through the pit it flows into the canal.

Here you can see the Almaty TV tower.

Big Talgar Pass is at the height of 3200 meters (two miles). The ski resort is not open, there is no enough snow yet.


A wonderful lake is hidden between the mountains.

It’s a water intake of the Almaty HPP cascade.

This valley leads to Kirghizia.

And this is Charyn Сanyon.

The canyon stretches for 154 km (95 miles) along the river Charyn in Kazakhstan. It is not far from the border with China.

Это памятник природы, сложенный из осадочных пород, возраст которых составляет около 12 миллионов лет. Высота отвесных гор каньона достигает 150—300 м. Мне тут же захотелось повесить веревку и спуститься вниз.

This is a natural monument formed from sedimentary rocks, the age of which is about twelve million years. The height of vertical mountains of the canyon reaches 150-300 m (500-1000 ft).


It’s scary to be on those rocks, because it’s very windy.

This is a so-called valley of the Castles.

How long will it stand like this?


The canyon obtained its modern look only one million years ago.

Now you know what you can see if you find yourself in Kazakhstan.

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5 responses to “Nature of Kazakhstan”

  1. Really cool! It’s always awesome to see different sides of nature in the continent.

  2. Jane says:

    How it comes so I’ve lived 30 years knowing about the Grand Canyon but no this?

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