Mongolia - Karakorum to Ulaan Baatar

July 10. This was a long day of driving back from Karakorum to Ulaan Baatar.

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Before leaving in the morning, I photographed a detail of a fancy ger under construction,


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frost heaves in the ground near the river,


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and the Orkhon river as it flowed near our camp.


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The costumed greeter came out to welcome us for lunch, and I got her to pose for this picture.


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On the way back to Ulaan Baatar, we saw a group of yaks,


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an abandoned mill,


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and a goat - one of a substantial herd - standing guard on a rise by the side of the road.


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I felt constantly drawn to images that express the vastness of the Mongolian grassland. Here is our bus, viewed from a hill on which we were eating lunch.


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And here is a solitary rider climbing a hill near the horse race course west of Ulaan Baatar.

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