Kazakhstan – a paradise for photographers

Kazakhstan has a great variety of unique places attracting people from all over the world. No wonder, it’s a popular destination for passionate photographer from all over the world.

For example, landscape photographer David Köster visited Kazakhstan for the first time in 2014. He was looking for spectacular, but not too mainstream nature locations and he was overwhelmed by the natural beauty of Kazakhstan. Let’s look at a small selection of his pictures captured during the trip.

David Köster is a travel and landscape photographer based in Germany. In his work he combines haunting perspectives with an atmospheric imagery. For his artistic photographs he has been awarded with several international prizes.

Tuzkoel Salt Lake

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 1

The photographer was absolutely impressed not only by the magnificient landscapes, but by the warmth of the local people.

The photos were shot at Sharyn National park, Tien Shan mountains, Altyn Emel National Park, Bektau Ata, Tuzköl Saltlake, Ile Alatau and Ili River Valley.

Singing Dune, Altyn Emel

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 2

Autumn at Kaindy Lake

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 3

Reflection of Tien Shan Peaks, among them Khan Tengri and Peak Pobeda

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 4

Colorful Mountains, Altyn Emel

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 5

Morning light at a frozen salt lake

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 5b

Sunset at Sharyn Canyon

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 6

Fall colors at the border region to Kirgistan

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 7

Light and shadow, a sand dune, Altyn Emel

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 8

Alien like landscape at Bektau Ata

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 9

Camping under the Milky Way

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 10

Kolsay Lake

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 11

Tujuksu Glacier and glacial research station

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 12

Last sunrays on red mountains, Altyn Emel

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 13

Scree formation in front of Tien Shan mountains

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 14

Thunderstorm over Sharyn Canyon

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 15

Glacial lake of Manschuk glacier

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 16

Softly formed hills at sunset in Tien Shan

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 17

Granite basin in Bektau Ata

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 18

Pathway through colorful mountain at Sharyn National Park

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 19

Our tent camp under Manschuk Glacier

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 20

Dramatic clouds over Sharyn area

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 21

River Sharyn at night

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 22

Camping near Chinese border

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 23

Wild dog and sunrise at Bektau Ata

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 24

Upcoming autumn storm in Tien Shan

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 25

Ili River Delta area

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 26

Closed national observatory

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 27

Yurts at Assy Plateau

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 28

Last sun rays touch Sharyn Canyon

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 29

Island in a Tien Shan Lake

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 31

Silk Road – old film set of “Nomad”

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 32

Sharyn Canyon View

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 33

Night at Sharyn Canyon

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 34

First daylight illuminates Bektau Ata Mountains

David Koester, Kazakhstan, photo 35

You can get more information and pictures (not only of Kazakhstan) on David Köster’s siteFacebookGoogle Plus.

Source: aboutkazahkstan.com

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