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Sand dunes in the heart of Mongolia

Pavel Čáp
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Mongolian sands
Inserted: 09.06.2017
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About half a day's drive in the northeast of the city of Bulgan in western Mongolia, the wind blows a hundred kilometers of dunes. Mongolian sands (Mongol Els) is one of several areas of the same name in the country where one can enjoy the sandy splendor. She is such a little sister of the Gobi Desert, but she will definitely not get along with her beauty.

Water under the dunes

In the foreground of the dune field, groundwater seeps in, which even forms a relatively stable lake (Sangiin dalai). In its vicinity, there is enough grass to graze small herds, so you can come across nomads.

Water under the dunes
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Yurts under the dunes

Where there is water, there are people.

Yurts under the dunes
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Views from the dunes

The desert is slowly growing, smaller sand dunes travel along its edge. Right from the region, large dunes protrude the surrounding terrain by up to tens of meters. There is such a wonderful view of the surroundings …

Views from the dunes
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Wandering dunes

Wandering small sand dunes.

Wandering dunes
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Do dun

North of the lake, but the grass is dwindling and one is already diving into a real wasteland …

Do dun
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In the dunes

As in any desert, it is very easy to get lost.

In the dunes
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Dunes

The wind creates an inexhaustible number of shapes on the surface of the dunes.

Dunes
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Cherries

The surface of sand dunes is covered with wind gusts.

Cherries
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Dunes

Esovitally bent ridges of the dunes.

Dunes
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Dunes

Sand and wind create abstract shapes, it's a game of shapes that don't repeat themselves.

Dunes
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Dunes

The detail of the sand dunes on the surface of the dune looks like a satellite image. The working width is barely 10 m.

Dunes
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