Ustyurt plateau.

Usturt - plateau in Kazakhstan. An area of ​​about 200,000 square kilometers. The main landscape is a clay wormwood and wormwood-thistle desert, south-eastern part of the plateau - clayey gravelly desert. Land and marsh (north) of sandy desert.

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Wealth lands of western Kazakhstan is not limited to the subsoil. Here is a unique landscape diversity. Deserts of several species are replaced by picturesque terraces - chinks through which Ustyurt known worldwide. Their height reaches 350 meters cliffs, and age strata estimated by scientists at four hundred million years.

Chalky mountains Aktolagay - the bottom of the ancient sea age of tens of millions of years.

Here at every step there placers ancient shells, remains of sea urchins and shellfish fossilized coral and other treasures of the seabed. Happily there are teeth of ancient sharks.

Not that the white rook, not chalky pyramid in the tract Aktolagay.

Bozzhira - the most entertaining portion of the western escarpment Ustyurt. Mountain range, composed of relict species, with three sides surrounds the white chalk plains.

The most famous attraction here - two mountain called fangs. Sugar peaks higher than 200 meters reach for the sky.


In the area of ​​Becket-Ata often found mouflon. They do nepuglivye and even with some interest observe travelers.

"Ships of the Desert" is extremely appropriate Mangishlak landscapes.


In Western Kazakhstan is practically nonexistent cattle. Everywhere here only camels and horses.

Trench Karynzharyk - Landmark Ustjurt Reserve and most south-westerly point of Kazakhstan.

Depression has a mark of 75 meters below sea level. During these spills salt pools, filled with water, turn into a thousand mirrors.


In the waves of the Caspian Sea washes the shores of western Kazakhstan, focus the incredible power of the water element.

Huge reservoir of salt water rolled on rocky shore and sculpt sculpture from coastal stones.

Near Aktau most enjoyable pastime for Blue bay is considered, or tulkus, which means "fox place."


Spherical concretions - Mangishlak legend!

Golf globular concretions Torysh resembles a pool table.

Some balls are split, and you can see them in the context


Napolzaya each other, stone balls create images of unseen monsters.


Another attraction of the peninsula - Sherkala mountain.

Sherkala and her little animated copy.



Old limestone mountains not far from Ayrykty Sherkaly. Once their tops protruding from the waters of the ancient sea, the islands were.

The cave in the mountains Ayrykty. Rather, it served as a den of wild animals as well as on the floor in her gnawed bones strewn everywhere.

Almost in the middle of the path in Beyneu Bozoi dull orange endless desert right beside the road falls on the northern giant white salty rubbish.

At the roadside a few ancient tombs - mutilated, partially exposed, with broken kulpytasy, hot from the sun.

In the inhospitable desert conditions outlandish stranger from tropical countries seems to bee-eater with bright plumage.

Complexity in the Kazakhstan desert are not only harsh climatic conditions, but also the need to avoid encounters with small but dangerous creatures.

The Lark Farm well camouflaged in the grass. Find a - a great success for the photographer.

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