Kazakhstan. Aralsk. Harbour. A man kneels down in front of a derelict house. Dried up (dry bed) Aral Sea and landscape where the Aral sea once called home until it started to dry up due to overuse of water resources at the time of former Soviet Union. The causes were human and environmental effects of industrial pollution with consequences for the Aral sea to dry up, then shrink and become now two shallow lakes far from the old shore (100 km distant). © 2008 Didier Ruef .... ..