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Island Middle Alakol lake.

Phototours in reserve Alakol.

 “The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Discovery Alakol lake and Kazakhstan.

The island Middle looks like flat the stony hill towering above water on 53 - 60 meters and focused with the West on the east.
Length of island of 1,5 km, width of 0,5 km, the area of 0,7 km. Is in 4,5 km from island Ulken Araltobe and  1,5 km from islands Kishkine Araltobe.
Southern and western slopes of hilly top of island grow bushes, a wormwood, cereals, barilla (Salsola spp.), on northern slopes eurotia (Eurotia), meadowsweet (Spiraea), bushes of a dogrose, giant fennel (Ferula), a rhubard, a wormwood, a feather grass.
Along bottom of island of a height растуют Biyurgun, a wormwood, (Lepidium latifolium). The Shore of island rubbly (Avenarius) and sandy. A southwest part of island steep, with exposures of radical breeds on which ledges there are numerous jacks of cormorants and Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans).
On a flat stony terrace in a southern corner of island usually there is a colony black-headed Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans).
The top of a hill is borrowed with the relic seagull and gull-billed tern (Gelochelidon nilotica), meadow pratincole (Glareola gen.), and east and northern party is borrowed by settlement river gull-billed tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) which density in June, 1999 made 1 - 2 jacks on 1 square meter.

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Authorship:
Berezovikov Nikolay Nikolaevich, Cand.Biol.Sci.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.