Landscapes of the Betpak-Dala desert in Kazakhstan. A withered tree. Cracked ground. Lizards, snakes and spiders in the desert. Desert Explorers' Campground. Members of the expedition in the camp while working in the desert. Collections of insects, birds, rodents, snakes caught in the desert. Members of the expedition at lunch. One of the expedition members returns to the camp with a wild goat he has killed. Researchers are photographed near the tents. Construction of a plant in the desert. Kazakh family in a yurt for tea. The faces of Kazakh men, women and children. Geographic map of Kazakhstan. Irrigation canals.