Hemis National Park in winter is a place of rare beauty. During our stay there I took these photos of its landscapes, its harsh grandeur, its friendly people and their livestock.
|Denzel the yak|
|On our first night a client heard a landslide.|
It turned out to be the latrine collapsing.
|Crossing a frozen river in the Rumbak gorge|
|Scanning for snow leopards|
|My tent in the snow|
|Sonam's snow leopard print|
|The younger Sonam|
|Angchok and Norboo|
|Konchok searching Rumbak Sumdo|
|Angchok and a marsh tit|
|Petroglyphs in the Husing Valley|
|Latrine repairs in progress|
|Temporary tent latrine|
|Iced water. The coldest night this year reached |
eleven degrees below zero.
|A camp dismantled|
|The older Sonam, an expert snow leopard spotter|
|How Naturetrekkers celebrate their return to Leh|
after successful snow leopard watching