• Singing Sands
Perhaps the most picturesque part of the Gobi Desert is located in the national park Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Name of this place Hongoryn Els, which is translated as "singing sands." It is a long strip of sand dunes up to 300 meters, and a length of about 180 kilometers. In parallel with the sands of the river flows, the stream Hongoryn Gol, creating the foundation for a green dunes, often with swamps and lakes with standing water. and sand, we spent two days to fully experience all that the desert can provide - and wild, scorching heat, sandstorm and rain the night.
The first impression from the look of the dunes - what a hefty Mahina! Almost from the steep slope. We have become close to the places where centralized bring tourists to a kind of "climbing". At the foot of the dune they are pushed out of the car show up on top - crawl! A creep up vertically about 200 meters, showered with sand ... Believe me, it's really hard.
On the photo to try to find a scale figure climber. Found?)
Right at our camp was a couple of lakes, which came camels and goats to drink. The combination of sand and water is very strange looks)
For me, the desert - is first of all shapes, patterns in the sand. I am willing to look for them for hours, and then remove the clock. All these stripes make me wild photographic ecstasy)
Sometimes in the sand you can find the mortal remains of the locals.
We have embarked on a dune. A little out of the way climbers. While climbed on it, we had to change his mind ten times. You take a step and immediately katishsya sand back. Below the impression that the top of the dunes is flat, and there the whole airfield. But the tip was sharp as a razor, enough to place his legs dangling from the edge, ride the sands)
Plus, surprise - the wildest wind. There was so much sand that instantly raised the mouth, nose, ears and other places of interest. Plus immediately settled on the tripod legs, he began to hate crunching ...
Watch the video, as it was at the top. Believe me, it really did not sugar)
But it was enough to come down a little lower, the wind died down, and the cosmic landscape view opens. With a height of about 200 meters of the dunes seem small sandbox.
Start search patterns. No artist can not do so beautiful and harmonious as nature. Although it sometimes looks so as if someone waved the brush)
That night was rain and sand in some places still wet. The combination of wet and dry to create amazing patterns.
Sand photo for memory. I am ready to sit for hours on the warm sand and just contemplate. It does not feel the time, it seems that you're in a completely different world, where there is no ordinariness and nasty attacks civilization.
Above the dunes circling the beautiful clouds, the sunset that was supposed to inflate, according to universal law of meanness.
One of my favorite shots from that shooting, sandy strips like brush strokes ...
And the sun began to go beyond the horizon, and we began to re-climb the dune to remove the sunset from there.
Again the tip! At this time, quiet, relaxing. Although the first time was enough to head to after a few days, the sand spit) This panorama from 6 vertical shots. Left my footprints in the sand, I left for scale. The right group of ponds, dirty water is visible at the bottom. Brook in the sand is a life-giving source for many animals, both domestic and wild. We have seen here a bunch of a wide variety of birds. Somewhere our camp at the bottom of ...
The wind carried a cloud over his head and a little touch up behind us. Clearly visible boundary of the sand to the left in the photo.
On the part of the setting sun it was not very interesting, and yet, the picture is exciting. Next - the descent down dinner. And the next day - a real storm in the desert.