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Zanskar River

Zanskar River
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-05
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H55
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-14 9:36
Viewed: 2352
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zanskar is a high altitude semi-desert lying on the Northern flank of the Great Himalayan Range. This mountain range acts as a climatic barrier protecting Ladakh and Zanskar from most of the monsoon, resulting in a pleasantly warm and dry climate in the summer. Rain and snowfall during this period are scarce, although recent decades have shown a trend towards increasing precipitation. Several water-driven mills were built during ancient periods of drought at a great distance from the villages, but have been abandoned because running water is now available nearer to the settlements. Zanskari houses, though otherwise well built, are not adapted to the recently increasing rainfall, as their roofs leak, catching their surprised inhabitants unprepared. Most of the precipitation occurs as snowfall during the harsh and extremely long winter period. These winter snowfalls are of vital importance, since they feed the glaciers which melt in the summer and provide most of the irrigation water. Parts of Zanskar valley are considered some of the coldest continually inhabited places in the world.

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Hi Subhash,
I love mountains. I like your photo. Great atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Subhash
It is great to see a posting from you again, and what a lovely scenery to share! I can only but agree with Maciek that I like your photo and the atmosphere is catchy! I also like the play of shadow on the one side and light on the other side of the snowy covered scene. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Great glass on that one Subhash. Pic is as clear as the thin air so high.

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