Kazakhstan. Kulandy. The dried up (dry bed) Aral Sea where abandoned russian fishing boats litter the dry andscape where the Aral sea once called home until it started to dry up due to overuse of water resources started at the time of former Soviet Union. The man-made environmental disaster and the 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. © 2008 Didier Ruef .