Photographer Captured The Beautiful Unspoiled Landscape Of Kyrgyzstan


Albert Dros, a talented landscape photographer, who has photographed a lot of spectacular landscapes around the world. Recently, he photographed the stunning landscape of Kyrgyzstan during his 3-week trip.

The landlocked Central Asian country, located along the ancient Silk Road, has an incredible variety to its landscape. While the mountainous region to Tian Shan covers 80% of the country, Kyrgyzstan is also filled with impressive valleys and basins, as well as a clear sky untouched by light pollution.

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#1 Wild horses standing in front of the huge snow capped peaks in the Sary-Jaz valley on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China.

Wild horses standing in front of the huge snow capped peaks in the Sary-Jaz valley on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China.
Albert Dros

#2 A green valley with wild horses and a view on Peak Yeltsin.

 A green valley with wild horses and a view on Peak Yeltsin. This is what Kyrgyzstan is about.
Albert Dros

#3 An intimate shot of a green hill.

 An intimate shot of a green hill. Kyrgyzstan has many opportunities for intimate shots as it has beautiful rocks and hills everywhere around.
Albert Dros

#4 A wide open valley with glacial rivers coming from the mountains protecting the valley. These mountains are often 5000m+ (16400ft+).

 A wide open valley with glacial rivers coming from the mountains protecting the valley. These mountains are often 5000m+ (16400ft+). This is a shot of the Barskoon Valley. It took a 4000m (13000ft) road pass to get here.
Albert Dros

#5 Twilight before the sun comes up. Standing at one of the crazy canyons in Kyrgyzstan that look like they’re coming straight from the moon.

 Twilight before the sun comes up. Standing at one of the crazy canyons in Kyrgyzstan that look like they’re coming straight from the moon.
Albert Dros

#6 Ala-Kul lake, a magical crystal clear lake turquoise-colored lake located at an altitude close to 4000m.

 Ala-Kul lake, a magical crystal clear lake turquoise-colored lake located at an altitude close to 4000m. This lake requires a steep 5 hour hike at high altitudes to get to.
Albert Dros

#7 These kind of scenes are common yet impressive to see in Kyrgyzstan. Hundreds of animals covering the empty lands.

 These kind of scenes are common yet impressive to see in Kyrgyzstan. Hundreds of animals covering the empty lands.
Albert Dros

#8 An aerial panorama of a part of the Barksoon Valley. You can see all the rivers coming from the glaciers of the mountains into lakes.

 An aerial panorama of a part of the Barksoon Valley. You can see all the rivers coming from the glaciers of the mountains into lakes. This valley itself is already at 4000m (13000ft) with the surrounding mountains much higher.
Albert Dros

#9 An eagle ?ying over the tops of the Ala-Archa mountains. Unique light hitting inside of the mountain from re?ecting onto the clouds.

 An eagle ?ying over the tops of the Ala-Archa mountains. Unique light hitting inside of the mountain from re?ecting onto the clouds.
Albert Dros

#10 Camping at the Sary-Jaz valley on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China.

Camping at the Sary-Jaz valley on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China. Zero light pollution makes the skies so bright. We used this old Soviet bus as transport. Not much comfort but very reliable, they said. This thing could drive o? road up to mountains. It was called ‘the pill’ as according to the locals it looked like a pill.
Albert Dros

Zero light pollution makes the skies so bright. We used this old Soviet bus as transport. Not much comfort but very reliable, they said. This thing could drive o? road up to mountains. It was called ‘the pill’ as according to the locals it looked like a pill.

#11 You can always ?nd di?erent wild?owers in the mountains in Kyrgyzstan.

 You can always ?nd di?erent wild?owers in the mountains in Kyrgyzstan. This was at an altitude of 4000m (13000ft) in the Barskoon Valley. Glaciers, lakes, and mountains everywhere around.
Albert Dros

This was at an altitude of 4000m (13000ft) in the Barskoon Valley. Glaciers, lakes, and mountains everywhere around.

#12 Standing in front just another Glacier at the Sary Jaz Valley which is located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China.

 Standing in front just another Glacier at the Sary Jaz Valley which is located on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China. This area requires a permit. It’s an amazing valley surrounded by snowcapped mountains of the Tian Shan range which has peaks over 7000m (23000ft).
Albert Dros

This area requires a permit. It’s an amazing valley surrounded by snowcapped mountains of the Tian Shan range which has peaks over 7000m (23000ft).

#13 Standing in front of Peak Karakol. A very scenic peak popular among mountain climbers. It has an altitude of 5200m (17000ft).

 Standing in front of Peak Karakol. A very scenic peak popular among mountain climbers. It has an altitude of 5200m (17000ft).
Albert Dros

#14 You’ll ?nd this kind of landscapes next to a lot of roads. Like they’re carefully carved out of mountains. Interesting hills against blue skies form a beautiful sight.

You’ll ?nd this kind of landscapes next to a lot of roads. Like they’re carefully carved out of mountains. Interesting hills against blue skies form a beautiful sight.
Albert Dros

#15 A top down view from the patterns of Skazka Canyon (fairy tale canyon).

A top down view from the patterns of Skazka Canyon (fairy tale canyon).
Albert Dros

#16 A photo of the lunar eclipse in 2018 with Mars right under it and the visible milky way. Notice my girlfriend standing there enjoying the night sky.

 A photo of the lunar eclipse in 2018 with Mars right under it and the visible milky way. Notice my girlfriend standing there enjoying the night sky.
Albert Dros

#17 Sunrise at Skazka canyon, which means fairy tale canyon. Does this remind you of Mars?

 Sunrise at Skazka canyon, which means fairy tale canyon. Does this remind you of Mars?
Albert Dros

#18 A kid of the local family enjoying the sunset at Song-Kul, a wide open valley at a huge lake at an altitude of 3000m (9800ft).

 A kid of the local family enjoying the sunset at Song-Kul, a wide open valley at a huge lake at an altitude of 3000m (9800ft). The locals are living like nomads here without any luxury. Think about growing up here
Albert Dros

The locals are living like nomads here without any luxury. Think about growing up here

#19 Hundreds of sheep moved on the hills right before a storm hit.

 Hundreds of sheep moved on the hills right before a storm hit.
Albert Dros

#20 Kids standing in the opening of their Yurt. They stay here in the summer months learning to take care of the cattle from when they’re young.

Kids standing in the opening of their Yurt. They stay here in the summer months learning to take care of the cattle from when they’re young.
Albert Dros

#21 Mars-like landscapes in a canyon called Skazka Canyon which means ‘fairytale canyon’.

 Mars-like landscapes in a canyon called Skazka Canyon which means ‘fairytale canyon’. Walking around here is really unreal.

Albert Dros

#22 An open view of the scenic Karakol Peak which lies at the end of Karakol Valley.

An open view of the scenic Karakol Peak which lies at the end of Karakol Valley. You can see how the glacier mounts into streams and rivers. An impressive sight.
Albert Dros

#23 A horse with a mountain backdrop in the Song-Kul area. Look closely and you can see lots of animals and yurts in the background.

A horse with a mountain backdrop in the Song-Kul area. Look closely and you can see lots of animals and yurts in the background.
Albert Dros

#24 Aerial shot of textures from just another canyon in Kyrgyzstan.

Aerial shot of textures from just another canyon in Kyrgyzstan.
Albert Dros

#25 The night sky of Kyrgyzstan is unpolluted. We stayed at this yurt. Looking at the beautiful night sky was a joy.

The night sky of Kyrgyzstan is unpolluted. We stayed at this yurt. Looking at the beautiful night sky was a joy.
Albert Dros


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