Photographs and text by Grégoire Eloy
96 pages - 66 color photographs and B&W
Size: 17x24 cm (6,7x9.4 in)
Located between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea has been evaporating inexorably since the 1960s, as a result of the Soviet plan to irrigate cotton fields, the intensive cultivation of which caused an unprecedented ecological and climatic disaster. The inland sea has lost 90% of its original surface. The completion of the Kokaral dam in 2005 allowed the return of the sea and fish in the northern part but condemned the southern part to disappear.