Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan, is a large sandy desert divided into three regions: elevated northern Trans-Unguz Karakum, low-lying Central Karakum and the southeastern Karakum, which features a chain of salt marshes.
"It was very unusual. We guide trips to the desert, but have never collected sand. The desert has a peaceful atmosphere and natural silence makes you feel primitive, finding yourself in your habitat. The sun shines brighter. The only thought is feeling everything here and now. The only need in such an environment is thirst and hunger. It's very hot in the afternoon and quite cold at night. The diverse fauna is mesmerizing. We saw large monitor lizards, foxes and a variety of insects, including huge scorpions and spiders such as the phalanx. Such animals are very difficult to find in other places. The contemplation of such art is inspiring, but even more interesting is the contribution to such an activity.” Marat Yuldashev