Aral , The dying Sea

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© Elena Senao
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Ship Cementery near Aralsk(Kazakhstan).The Aral Sea lies on the border between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and it was the world's fourth-largest lake until the Soviets decided that the two rivers that fed the Aral Sea, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya, would be diverted for irrigating the desert in order to grow rice, melons, cereal, and specially thirsty cotton crops. Since large scale irrigation began in the 1960s, the sea's surface area has shrunk more than 60 percent, and its volume by almost 80 percent. Former fishing villages as Muynak and Aralsk are now dozens of kilometres away from the shoreline.

26 responses

  • Victor Bezrukov

    Victor Bezrukov said (24 Feb 2008):

    hey, Elena !!
    im from Chimkent, but living for 14 last years in Israel..
    i know these places, but your picture so beautiful !!!!
    i'm dream to see this place through my eyes !!
    stunning !

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (24 Feb 2008):

    Yes, excellent

  • Arndt

    Arndt said (25 Feb 2008):

    Terrific shot

  • Pablo Jimenez

    Pablo Jimenez gave props (25 Feb 2008):

    nice work!

  • Vicenç !!!

    Vicenç !!! gave props (26 Feb 2008):

    Genial, el meu vot per tu!

  • Elena Senao

    Elena Senao said (26 Feb 2008):

    Thanks all!
    Gràcies :)

  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (27 Feb 2008):

    Great Composition...........You have my Vote

  • George Hilbish

    George Hilbish said (28 Feb 2008):

    I love it. This is the kind of stuff I like to shoot. really nice and you are lucky to have props like this to shoot.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (1 Mar 2008):

    Powerful image!! Got my vote!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2008):

    Soberingly wonderful image with excellent background - A definite yes in this category!

  • tony haywood

    tony haywood said (6 Mar 2008):

    great pic this is awesome nice components great for this category

  • Jessica Martinez

    Jessica Martinez said (10 Mar 2008):

    Specifically with global warming being such a hot topic at this point, this is perfect for human impact. What a fantastic opportunity you had to view this site! Great pic incredible perspective. Love it.

  • Clay Lipsky

    Clay Lipsky said (10 Mar 2008):

    next vacation spot?

  • Jd Digiovanni

    Jd Digiovanni gave props (14 Mar 2008):

    SO DOPE perfect for the theme.

  • john coyne

    john coyne gave props (21 Mar 2008):

    a true inspiration

  • Luke Beischel

    Luke Beischel gave props (23 Mar 2008):

    Awesome! I love how the bow almost pierces the image.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (26 Mar 2008):

    The photo is excellent, the impact devastating.....

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis gave props (27 Mar 2008):

    i love this.

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface said (5 Apr 2008):

    Cool image! Voted!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (6 Apr 2008):

    you've got my vote! thx for the narrative!

  • emre yıl

    emre yıl said (21 May 2008):

    güzel sözler
    sevgi sözleri

  • lit

    lit gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    perfect perspective!

  • Bruckner Erich

    Bruckner Erich gave props (8 Feb 2009):

    Love it.

  • Ken d'E

    Ken d'E gave props (22 Mar 2009):

    Simply fantastic composition, perspective, and color! Bravo!

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey gave props (13 Aug 2009):

    excellent find. love the texture on the boat and the way the photo is composed.

  • Nick Blair

    Nick Blair said (13 Mar 2010):

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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