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.
#1 Wild horses standing in front of the huge snow capped peaks in the Sary-Jaz valley on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China.
#2 A green valley with wild horses and a view on Peak Yeltsin.
#3 An intimate shot of a green hill.
#4 A wide open valley with glacial rivers coming from the mountains protecting the valley. These mountains are often 5000m+ (16400ft+).
#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.
#6 Ala-Kul lake, a magical crystal clear lake turquoise-colored lake located at an altitude close to 4000m.
#7 These kind of scenes are common yet impressive to see in Kyrgyzstan. Hundreds of animals covering the empty lands.
#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.
#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.
#10 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.
#11 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.
#12 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).
#13 Standing in front of Peak Karakol. A very scenic peak popular among mountain climbers. It has an altitude of 5200m (17000ft).
#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.
#15 A top down view from the patterns of Skazka Canyon (fairy tale canyon).
#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.
#17 Sunrise at Skazka canyon, which means fairy tale canyon. Does this remind you of Mars?
#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).
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.
#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.
#21 Mars-like landscapes in a canyon called Skazka Canyon which means ‘fairytale canyon’.