Exploring Spiti’s winter season vistas, a photographer showcases Himalaya’s chilly offerings.
Nicely-camouflaged snow leopard cubs hold a keen eye on their mother at Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary, Spiti. Image by: Sambit Dattachaudhuri
Five hundred kilometres is a prolonged way, primarily by the chilly Himalayas. It is also what it takes to attain a snow-quilted Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh from funds Shimla. The photographer undertook the journey—with a swift halt at Kinnaur—for the love of Himalayan wildlife, and encountered it aplenty. He returned fuller than supposed, reminiscences inhabited by the fantastic outdoor and its wintertime playmates: cold rivers, scorching momos, and apple orchards dusted silver.
Located midway between Kibber village and Spiti’s district headquarter Kaza, Kee Monastery gives grand winter vistas.
Ibex are the key prey of the snow leopard.
Sheep-wool socks created by a women’s self-aid team in Kibber.
Ceremonial drums at the Bhimakali temple in Sarahan, Kinnaur.
A toddler red fox indulged the photographer around Spiti’s Chicham Bridge.
Shichling is a very small village dotted with barren willow and poplar trees.
The Spiti River sparkles and sings beneath a bridge connecting the cities of Kaza and Tabo.
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