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Siddhartha De's picture

High Desert

July 28, 2019

Taken at Nubra Valley, Ladakh, in the Indian Himalaya. The camels seen here are the double-humped Bactrian variants, descendants of those that plied the old Silk Road centuries ago between China and the Mediterranean. Sand dunes are a common feature in this valley, and camels pad along over the sand with snow-capped peaks behind them. The wind whips the sand and dust up around their feet and over the dunes creating halos and whirling eddies that are difficult to capture on camera but enormously rewarding when one gets it right.

200 mm · f/14 · 1/100 sec · ISO 110
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6 Comments

Alessandro Vegini's picture

Stunning image !!

Siddhartha De's picture

Thank you, Alessandro.

Deleted Account's picture

Great image but lots of questions without answers. Maybe that's the secret to engaging photography but it also kinda p*sses me off! ;-)

Gregory Thanos's picture

So beautiful picture!

Rhonald Rose's picture

A very engaging and intriguing picture. Caught my attention right away because of its duality and then it took some time to understand what's going on.

Chalana Brown's picture

i love the historic information as well