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When we reached Yotong La (pass) today it was still -1 degree centigrade. The trees and bushes and prayer flags were covered in ice from the wind and rain throughout the night. An hour passes quickly for three photographers in this wonderland and the roadworks were forgotten. #1/2
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Tsa Tsa (little chortens) in Bhutan
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The Monks are in residence at the wonderful Punakha Dzong. In a few weeks they will all move to their summer residence
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Festivals (or Tshechu) in Bhutan (2/3) involve mask dances, usually performed by monks as well as other traditional dances performed by local villagers.

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Silence In Namgay's village (#2) when we visited last year, the villagers were involved in a four day ritual. This day they spent in absolute silence. Here the women hold their hands to receive a water blessing.
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Luminous image from Peter Eastway who is leading a tour to Bhutan in 2016. (comments on Peter's post please)
There are all sorts of rules and regulations when visiting the dzongs in Bhutan, but a lot of them seem to disappear on festival days. There's so much happening that one or two tourists walking around with a camera aren't even noticed. Travelling last year with Robert van Koesveld, we were treated to a couple of festivals where back room access was simply sensational. The wonderful colour in this image is real - there was a bright yellow curtain (camera left) over the entrance with direct sunlight, producing a beautiful, ethereal glow! I'd be remiss not to say that I'm returning to Bhutan next year with David Oliver and we'll be leading a photo tour where we'll have some similar opportunities - details can be found in the Workshops section on the Better Photography website - www.betterphotography.com.
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Great picture from my friend and Bhutan expert Namgay. (comments on original please)
Happiness is a place! The cow herder in eastern part of Bhutan.

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Another delightful image from Adam Monk. (comments on Adams post please)
I'm headed back to Bhutan again tomorrow, a country I do love to visit very much.  Here is an image I shot from Bhutan earlier this year at a very large Puja in Gangtey, Bhutan.  Gangtey is a place I visit every year with my tours, its quiet and serene little temple on a hill with a wonderful view of a the Phobjikha Valley.  We arrived last year to huge marques set up and over 1500 Monks in attendance for the Lama's 60th birthday!
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Another great image from my friend Namgay from Illuminating Tours Bhutan. (comments on the original post please)
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Adam is on his way to Bhutan today with his 2015 tour.
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Chanting Monks at Gangtey Gemba, central Bhutan.  Taken with the permission of all the Monks pictured.  More> http://www.adammonk.com/landscape-photography-blog-of-adam-monk/
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