Tuul, Mongolie - 2013

Meanders in the Tuul river, south of Lyn, Mongolia (47°52’ N, 105°15’ E).


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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 digital photography. Its file is stored by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris.


Original work by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.

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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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