21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The wind disperses the clouds that hung over the canyon river.

This magnificent and little-known place is located near the city of Taldykorgan, where the Balykty River divides the steppe from the swamp.These waters serve as a home for many river birds like herons, cormorants, mallards, piebald, drink and ogres.At the same time, this place is used by lovers of outdoor activities and fishing, because the local rivers are inhabited by marinas, minnows, ottomans and small carps.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2023
Date Uploaded: 09.2023
Photo Location: Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan
Copyright: © Sultan Toleuhan