15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Late afternoon

This image was taken looking into the valley of the Kurumduk river in eastern Kyrgyzstan near the Chinese border.This is a very remote area of Kyrgyzstan that can only be reached by off road vehicle or horseback. It took us 3 days to reach from the provincial capital Naryn by both methods.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: At-Bashi , Kyrgyzstan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Joost van Veen