Sand dunes in the heart of Mongolia
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.
Yurts under the dunes
Where there is water, there are people.
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 …
Wandering small sand dunes.
North of the lake, but the grass is dwindling and one is already diving into a real wasteland …
In the dunes
As in any desert, it is very easy to get lost.
The wind creates an inexhaustible number of shapes on the surface of the dunes.
The surface of sand dunes is covered with wind gusts.
Esovitally bent ridges of the dunes.
Sand and wind create abstract shapes, it's a game of shapes that don't repeat themselves.
The detail of the sand dunes on the surface of the dune looks like a satellite image. The working width is barely 10 m.
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