Kazakhstan landscape and natural phenomena (Sand dunes sound & sea leve)


There are quite a few unique natural phenomena in Kazakhstan. For example, you may listen to “concerts” of signing sands in the environs of the resort of Ayak-Kalkan (Almaty region): here the sand dunes, being moved by the wind produce sounds which are as loud as the blasting of a ship siren.

Situated in Mangyshlak (the peninsula which juts out into the Caspian Sea) is the dry Karagiye Sink, the deepest in the FSU, with a depth of 132 meters below sea level. Then in Kazakhstan there are vast underground lakes, intricate canyons, and mysterious ice mountain Muztau – an iceberg on land.



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South shore of Lake Balkhash
South shore of Lake Balkhash


GAIA curated by Guy Laliberte

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Bayganin District
Bayganin District
On the border of Lake Tengiz
On the border of Lake Tengiz: Tengiz Lake is a saline lake in north-central part of Kazakhstan. Lake Tengiz is an important wetland site for birds. It is a part of a Ramsar wetland site of international importance, “Tengiz-Korgalzhyn Lake System

The landscape photos of Lake Tengiz reminds me of the organic arrangement of gears I imagine.


14:55, 2 November 2006

2 thoughts on “Kazakhstan landscape and natural phenomena (Sand dunes sound & sea leve)

  1. I really like your comparison between your gears and the constant changing landscape. The gear seems to become a kind of metaphor for the consistency of inconsistency found in nature. The gear is also a way to transfer energy from one object to another which also can be seen in the natural world and also affects the form that object takes.


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