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
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
Autumn at Kaindy Lake
Reflection of Tien Shan Peaks, among them Khan Tengri and Peak Pobeda
Colorful Mountains, Altyn Emel
Morning light at a frozen salt lake
Sunset at Sharyn Canyon
Fall colors at the border region to Kirgistan
Light and shadow, a sand dune, Altyn Emel
Alien like landscape at Bektau Ata
Camping under the Milky Way
Tujuksu Glacier and glacial research station
Last sunrays on red mountains, Altyn Emel
Scree formation in front of Tien Shan mountains
Thunderstorm over Sharyn Canyon
Glacial lake of Manschuk glacier
Softly formed hills at sunset in Tien Shan
Granite basin in Bektau Ata
Pathway through colorful mountain at Sharyn National Park
Our tent camp under Manschuk Glacier
Dramatic clouds over Sharyn area
River Sharyn at night
Camping near Chinese border
Wild dog and sunrise at Bektau Ata
Upcoming autumn storm in Tien Shan
Ili River Delta area
Closed national observatory
Yurts at Assy Plateau
Last sun rays touch Sharyn Canyon
Island in a Tien Shan Lake
Silk Road – old film set of “Nomad”
Sharyn Canyon View
Night at Sharyn Canyon
First daylight illuminates Bektau Ata Mountains