21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The only road to the village after a water disaster

I took this photo in the spring, during a long hike, when my dog and I set out on foot from the city of Gorno-Altaisk to the distant village of Ulalushka. Walking along the road I saw a natural disaster. The only road that connects a distant settlement with the city and civilization is in danger of destruction.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Gorno-Altaisk - Ulalushka, Russia
Camera: GT-S5360
Copyright: © Alexander Tukupov