In early autumn, some moraine lake in the northern Tian Shan acquire a beautiful turquoise hue.
Lake begin slowly covered with ice.
At such altitudes, rainfall immediately falls as snow.
Glaciologists explain this water color by its chemical composition (lots of calcium salts), as well as the fact that the slow melting of ice microparticles are deposited on the bottom of the reservoir.
Unfortunately, due to global climate change, the glaciers in the mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau is getting less in their area.
Talgarsky peak. The highest point of the Trans-Ili Alatau (4979 meters).
At altitudes below 3,000 meters above sea level, warmer paint.