The river Tuul rises in the Hentii mountains and travels 508 miles (819 km), passing through Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator) before ﬂowing into Lake Baikal, in Russia. In the steppes downstream of Ulaanbaatar, it becomes extremely sluggish, making long meanders and dividing into channels ﬂowing between silty banks and the pale streaks of salt deposits. Nomadic herdsmen pitch their white, circular tents, called yurts, on the islets of close-cropped grass and thickets. Mongolia is unique in having a centuries-old system of nature reserves, which has preserved its environment intact. However, the rapid growth of the capital, whose population has doubled in ten years, is producing alarming levels of pollution. Waste is building up in the Tuul River, which then contaminates the land through which it ﬂows, while air quality in Ulaanbaatar has deteriorated because of increased car ownership, which rose by 30 percent in 2002 alone.
Taken in 2013, It is a silver photography. His original slide is stored by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris.
Original work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.
Signed Print, (Not numbered)
All the signed prints include a white border
- Format 1, 2 & 3 = 2 cm of white border around the image
- Format 4, 5 = 4 cm of white border around the image
- Format 6 = 5 cm of white border around the image
Digital print made by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio. Canon IPF 9400 Ink-jet printer, pigmentary ink, printing on acid free 100% cotton fibre paper (Museo Silver Rag)
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