Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Photos taken during an amazing trip to Mangyshlak peninsular, Kazakhstan, through plateau Ustyurt. Inside are lots of wonderful views and captions.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Western Kazakhstan has a great variety of landscpes. Some of these cliffs are 350 meters high, the age of the stratum reaches 400 million years!

Roadless Kazakhstan

Chalk mountains Aktolagai – the bottom of the ancient sea whose age is dozens millions of years.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Ancient shells, remains of sea urchins and shellfish, petrified corals and other treasures of the ancient sea bottom are everywhere! Some lucky men even find teeth of ancient sharks here.

Roadless Kazakhstan

The white pyramid of Aktolagai.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Bozzhira – the most spectacular area of Ustyurt plateau – the mountain range formed by sarsen stones.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Local place of interest – “Two canines” whose height is 200 meters.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Moufflons are not afraid of people here.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

There are many camels and horses in Western Kazakhstan.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Karynzharyk depression is the most southwesterly point in Kazakhstan.

Roadless Kazakhstan

It is located 75 meters below sea level. In the time of flooding these salty puddles get filled with water and turn into thousands of mirrors.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Aktau, the city prospering today, was built on ground “unfit for human habitation” in 1961. Today it exists thanks to the unique demineralized water generator system working on gas, while in the Soviet time they used peaceful atomic power.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Happy citizens of Aktau can enjoy the sea every day.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Caspian waters.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Huge salty waves turn the shore stones into sculptures.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Landscapes of tropic paradise…

Roadless Kazakhstan

There are a lot of water snakes at the Caspian shores.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Luckily they are not venomous but some of them are rather large.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

This place is called Blue Bay.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Legendary spherical nodules of Mangyshlak.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Like a huge billiard table!

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

They creep on each other and form weird monsters.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Mountain Sherkala.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Roadless Kazakhstan

Old limestone mountains not far from Sherkala. Their peaks sticking out from the waters of the ancient sea, were islands once.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Gnawed bones in the cave of Airykty mountains.

Roadless Kazakhstan

The white salty lake in the middle of the endless desert.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Some ancient burials are still here.

Roadless Kazakhstan

The Aral sea and the sad evidence of an ecological disaster. Solonchak is a dangerous place for cars and the final stand of Aral ships.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Ships of the desert…

Roadless Kazakhstan

The bright bee-eater is like an alien here in this unfriendly place.

Roadless Kazakhstan

Some creatures living here may cause troubles…

Roadless Kazakhstan

Lark nest hidden in the grass.

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2 thoughts on “Roadless Kazakhstan”

  1. It looks a (very) little like monument valley in the usa, But THIS is Bigger, Better, Beautifuller, and Moderner. In short FULL of life. Perfect.

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