this was my last picture of magic mongolia for the moment.
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Lars F. Menzel
sunsets in mongolia are very impressive.
maybe the clear air is responsible for it or the wide panoramic view.
by all means you get very romantic vistas.
in the altai you have to keep the attention to the weather high.
in a few minutes it can changes completely.
this clouds are moving very fast.
So it was a good idea to look after a secure housing.
the khuvsgul lake is surrounded by grazing lands.
in the summer period they are filled with horses.
this is a typical weather situation on the foothill of the altai.
mongolian nomads use the rich meadowland covert by the foothill for their herds.
therefore you can see ger’s often in such areas.
grass-covered land used for grazing livestock
the area around this foothill of the altai is used as meadowland.
so you can see the characteristic housings of mongolian nomads, the ger’s.
a taxi-driver maintain his car in front of an upcomming thunderstorm.
you can charter such cars for long-distance travel around mongolia..
khuvsgul weather conditions in july are very frendly but unsettled.
horses have long been an essential part of mongols life.
the bond between people and horses goes back at least a thousand years.
most of them are living freely in herds on open land but are owned by nomadic people.
only to milk they have to come “home”.
at this passage near the khuvsgul lake a herd of horses crosses a small river.
there are drinking fountains spreaded over the whole country,
which are generally build in the time of mongolian people’s republic.
nomads stay near such fountains to get water for the herd.
also at the smallest villages, you can find this satellite dishes.
sometimes they are bigger than the houses of the occupants.
in solitary regions, where no electricity is available, you can found also small wind generators.