Desert Graveyard of Ships

In the 1960’s, the Soviets diverted tributary rivers from the Aral Sea, causing it to recede by more than 50% and leaving Uzbekistan’s only port torn of Mo’ynoq a desert wasteland filled with boats not quick enough to escape the aftermath. But one’s man economic disaster is just another man’s photo op, as it were, as the area is now host to tourists who’ve come to see these lingering ghosts of commerce.

(photos by Martijn Munneke via: kuriositas / io9)

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