16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunset on a man-made sand field.

In Berezovsky, the city of the Sverdlovsk Region, gold is mined. From the mines the rock is raised and processed. Formed waste is clean sand that poured into a huge sump, on the place of which once there was a forest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: NEX-5N
Copyright: © Ilya Karachenko