Trip to Ladakh has been my most memorable excursion till date. Ladakh (“land of high passes”) is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. These images were shot in 2013 (now that’s a super late post…but better be late than never 😉 ). Here are some of my favorite shots from the album
- The featured image is that of a monk at Shanti Stupa. I loved the moment when a sharp breeze made the monk look like a super-monk with a dramatically flying cape.
- The second image is the nature’s most iconic serendipity – Pangong lake
- This image of a lovely Ladakhi child was taken at Druk White Lotus School. Here’s a quick fact – The school was started at the request of the people of Ladakh who wanted a school that would help maintain their rich cultural traditions, based on Tibetan Buddhism while equipping their children for a life in the 21st century.
- This image is of a bird called black-billed magpie. Another interesting aspect of the image is the rock carvings.
- Capturing traveling stars (long-exposure it is! 🙂 ) in the sky above Pangong Lake was one of the most memorable experience!
- Totally loved the attitude these monks at Shanti Stupa carried!
- Here’s a cute little Himalayan Marmot. Capturing this distinct member of the squirrel family can be tough. Marmots are swift to retreat into their burrows at the slightest hint of human approach. I used 300mm, F4 lens to capture this beauty.
- Here’s a moody double hump camel, interestingly one-hump camel is found in hot deserts whereas the double–humps inhabit high-altitude, cold-desert regions.
- That’s me at the Hall of Fame 🙂