August 15, 2013

Himalaya, India

Photograph by Chethan C.R., National Geographic Your Shot

A hiker takes in the verdant view in the Himalaya Mountains of India. Your Shot community member Chethan C.R. took this picture during a trek to the "mystical Skeleton Lake" of Roopkund and submitted it to our Travelogue assignment. Roopkund is a glacial lake; when the snow melts, human skeletons are visible at the bottom. It's believed the remains are those of Indians who died during a hailstorm.

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