Moon's surface

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by NITIN VYAS

Ladakh's landscape has more in common with the lunar landscape than any other place on earth. Being in a complete rain-shadow region, cut off from the monsoon clouds by the Great Himalayas and a host of subsidiary ranges, it is a cold high altitude desert where the wind, water from the minimal winter snows, and chemical reactions within the rocks themselves, have carved a fantastic, sometimes grotesque, landscape.

Location: Lamayuru region, Ladakh, India.

 

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