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Virgin Peaks of the GHNP

Virgin Peaks of the GHNP
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Copyright: Ankit Sood (Sood_Ankit) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 12] (69)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-14
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/5.3
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-18 22:41
Viewed: 3829
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mountaineering is an experience and education that awakens and makes one aware of the splendid diversity that nature has to offer to us. Mountaineering inspires a man to attain that elusive peak within himself.

Situated at Kullu is the Great Himalayan National Park, an area declared in 1999 as a reserve forest for its diverse flora and fauna. In fact, this jewel of the western Himalayas is the only viable protected area in the world that has a unique biological diversity, besides protected endangered and threatened wildlife species.

Sprawling over an area of 765 sq kms, the park has been identified as one of the five centres of plant diversity and endemism in India by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. It supports diverse wildlife and many of the species that are locally threatened, including large mammals Serow, Himalayan tahr, goral, blue sheep, Indian pika, giant Indian flying squirrel, Himalayan black bear, brown bear, leopard, snow leopard, red fox, Himalayan palm civet, yellow-throated marten, and musk deer.

The director of the GHNP Harsh Mitter informs that 203 birds’ species have been recorded from the park. The GHNP is one of the two national parks in the world with a population of the endangered Western Tragopan, (locally called Jiju Rana) now adopted as the symbol of the park. The Chir Pheasant, also endangered, is present on the steep, south-facing grassy slopes.

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-12-18 22:45]

Hi Ankit,
Welcome to TN!
thanks for the great photo. I've been to india in october and love the mountains there!
Play of light are very interesting on the top of the summit,
hope to see more,
best regards Oki

excellent shot. cropping and reduction of the bluish tone would have made it better.

Hello Ankit! Wonderful mountain. Amazing clouds. Beautiful composition. Good shot. Well done!

Excellent composition,TFS.

Hi Ankit,
I think you deserve more attention or this shot of yours, a real beauty. What I also like very much is your informative and detailed note. Well done!
My best wishes to the New Year

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  • bizsu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 6] (160)
  • [2007-12-30 17:46]

Hi Ankit,
Beautiful photo. Good setting, beautiful colours. TFS. Happy New Year !
Regards, Zsú

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