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Mineral springs Almaty reserve.

Safari in Kazakhstan.

“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there” 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Archeological expedition in Kazakhstan.

Mineral springs of the Almaty reserve are located in collecting area Talgar at the height of 1850 meters over level to the seas. Waters 0.1 - 0.3 grams, radonic, hydrocarbonate and sulphatic, sodium and calcic with the general mineralization, on liter.
According to the conclusion of Institute of regional pathology of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan these waters can be used in the medical purposes.
In the territory of the reserve there are a lot of other unique creations of the nature. In upper courses of the natural boundary "Pryamay chel" the biggest glacier about 3,5 kilometers long in Northern Tien-Shan is located.
It moves with a speed several tens of centimeters a year, and differs in the lowest arrangement at the height of 2400 meters above sea level among active glaciers of the region. 

Ishkov E. Reserves of Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2006. Under the general edition of Roman Yashchenko. The international union of conservation of IUCN - The World Conservation Union. Physiographic features (across Kerteshev, Vagapov, Yashchenko, 2001). 

Photos by:
Alexander Petrov.