Turkmenistan is a country of diverse flora and fauna, amazing landscapes, contrasting terrains varying from desert dunes to impenetrable riparian thickets on the banks of fast–flowing rivers and subtropics of Kopetdag.
Gazelles galloping along the foothills of Kopetadag, camels known as the “Kings of Karakums”, snow-white gulls over the raging waters of the Khazar (Caspian sea), hawks soaring over their domains – these are just a few examples of the Turkmen fauna diversity.
Feathered migrants find temporary shelter on the territory of Turkmenistan at different times of the year. Ornithologists have estimated that, for example, more than 120 species of birds periodically settle at the Caspian coast.
Going out on picnics in the countryside – whether it’s a desert, sea or river shore – we feel a kind of reset, we feel part of this unique nature. Is it important to eat barbeque or catch fish? This is not the only joy. Communication with loved ones and friends, being one with nature, and refueling one’s mind are the most important things.
Perhaps experiencing Turkmen nature’s splendors firsthand is better than reading about it…
Tamir Shakirov is student of 8th grade in Ashgabat. He plays violin and has started composing his own music and has a following on the social media. /// nCa, 6 December 2022
(photo credit – nCa)