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Dark and light striking each other, vividly etching wild colours & cloud of dusk through the horizon. The charm of sunset makes me want to scurry home.
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Beautiful Sunset close to Suru River in Suru Valley, Kargil.

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Please take a minute and sign this petition to "urge you, the leaders of the 12 snow leopard range countries and international institutions, to pledge concrete action to protect the snow leopard when your representatives meet this August for the Global Snow Leopard Summit in Bishkek." #SaveSnowLeopards

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If you are in Leh, don't forget to watch this twice in a day, early morning and late evening.

“Sun, dawn and dusk are very close friends but you can’t see all them together when two are together one is away always, as one opens the door for Sun to a brand new day and the other one has to say bye it to embrace the darkness of night.”

When we are in Leh town and busy with so many activities that we might forget to enjoy right moments.

A few years back I was standing on top of this 6200 meters, which gives a mesmerising view of Indus Valley. This peak can be seen from Indus Valley capital, today known as Leh. Indus Valley looks beautiful from top of the peak and clean day gives you a sense of vastness. It's not tough if you are well acclimatised otherwise even 3500 meters in Leh will be a nightmare.

Summer Morning view of the peak with the clouds around was taken during my workshop in Ladakh.
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Most of us are in hurry too much for no reason, the great thing is to try and travel with the eyes of the spirit wide open and not too much with factual information. Try to tune in, without reverence, idly but with real inward attention, see places with the heart and feel it, sense it just not look at as place with eyes. It is to be had for the feelings, you can extract the essence of a place once you know how. If you just get as still as a needle, you'll be there.
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Just 20 minutes later I came back to this place with my DSLR and it turned into the flat landscape as the sun was hiding behind thick layers of clouds.
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Chasing good weather window we are since a week and really unlucky we are. But it's not all about creating images but to enjoy travel and create the memory forever.

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It's not important to take photos of beautiful places but to enjoy being into the nature when you get chance. If you don't get chance, it's important to create chance, rather being busy with camera settings and worry about hostile weather. You never know when you get such chance again.
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Be the wild and be in the wild.
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From my recent workshop of high Himalayan cold desert of Changthang, where camera on work making timelapse and later we literally enjoy being crazy on this frozen land.
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It's worth sparing few minutes to watch this ..

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Spending evening at Namgyal Tsemo Gompa is any day a grand treat.

Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. Modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century.

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Pre winter days in Himalayas and wild wind at 40 kms makes every moment hard to stand against landscape to enjoy, but magic of moving clouds does not allow you to be in tent.

Magic of 3 hours long clouds movement captured in few seconds in timelapse.

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Clouds play hide and seek with mountains and it's a magic to watch. Few weeks back I was leading photography workshop here in Spiti valley and we had all enough time to capture this 2 hours magic in few seconds.

Tiny hamlet of 22 houses, located at base of 20,000+ feet massif of Chau Chau Kang Nilda, village Langza is also known as “Switzerland of Spiti’. Langza is no ordinary village. Located above 14,000 feet in Spiti Valley at the crossroads between Tibet and India. Trek over Parang La, will take to Korzok in Rupsu valley of Changthang and trek is known as Kibber - Korzok route.

Equipment used : Nikon D810, 24-70 mm and Manfrotto tripod, PhotoShop Video
Music clip credit : Dirt Track Productions - "One crazy ride parting ways"

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A month well spent in Himalayan desert roaming around with adventures and photography workshop in my beloved Changthang with Changpa nomads and Drukpa. It was last day in Ladakh in this winter and I was on my way back to Leh in late afternoon, this place is always in my mind and kept giving me opportunities to capture different images and moods.

Total 180 minutes of drama I have packed in 11 seconds. Sunset over Stakna monastery with popcorn clouds and orange colours in mountains.

Stakna Gompa, A splendid structure on a 60 meters high isolated rock and in backdrop stok mountain range. One of the most accessible monastery and its another eye-catching monastery located 25 km from Leh. This monastery is a visual display of the religious and cultural heritage of India and Buddhism.

The monastery; built by a great scholar and Buddhist follower Chosje Jamyang Palkar in the year 1580, is a treasure of Buddhist scholarly teachings, artifacts and paintings. The Gompa is constructed by Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

The name Stakna, literally meaning 'tiger's nose' was given because it was built on a hill shaped like a tiger's nose.
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