Ile Alatau in September

 

Ile Alatau in September

In early autumn, some moraine lake in the northern Tian Shan acquire a beautiful turquoise hue.

Ile Alatau in September

Lake begin slowly covered with ice.

Ile Alatau in September

At such altitudes, rainfall immediately falls as snow.

Ile Alatau in September

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.

Ile Alatau in September

Unfortunately, due to global climate change, the glaciers in the mountains of Trans-Ili Alatau is getting less in their area.

Ile Alatau in September

Talgarsky peak. The highest point of the Trans-Ili Alatau (4979 meters).

Ile Alatau in September

At altitudes below 3,000 meters above sea level, warmer paint.

Ile Alatau in September

By Kazakhstan

Ile Alatau in September