Indus Flowing Through Deep Gorge
|Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan)
|Date Taken: 2007-04-14|
|Camera: Olympus Sp 510uz|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-08-13 9:02|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Indus river flows through deep gorge near its confluence with Zanskar river. I found this roadside rock very fascinating in the foreground. The photograph is clicked from the altitude of almost 12000 feet +.|
The Indus river which lends India its name also known as the 'Lion River', flows across the high altitude cold desert region of Ladakh in an almost straight line from the north west to the south east, passes through the Leh valley and flows into Pakistan.
The Indus, having originated hundreds of kilometers further east from near the Kailash mountain and the Mansarovar lake in Tibet, enters India in the region of Skardu in Baltistan. While water levels are high, between the end of June and late August, travel agents in Leh, the capital of Ladakh offers many fascinating rafting expeditions lasting one or three-four days in the river. The best time to raft this river is during July - September when daily trips are organised.
Indus river is one of the most scenic white water runs anywhere in the Himalayas. The view is breathtaking which takes one through the Canyons in the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges with various monasteries or gompas along the river bank.The icy cold and clear river have rapids generally of I and II grades and at some places, has grade III rapids.
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- [2008-08-13 14:37]
Hi Subhash,wonderfull panorama,i like a lot the perfect marriage of colors between the green-blue of the water and the res-brown of the ground,excellent pic,my best compliments,thanks for share,Luciano
hello Dr ranjan,
another fine landscape shot, liked this view of the flowing river between the rocky mountains, liked the composition and the natural colors very much,
tfs & regards
- [2008-08-13 22:18]
rocky place of contrasts,
beautiful panorama Subhash.
excellent landscape shot from a different and unique POV
from top to down, excellent sharpness and details, TFS
Great - Great - Greatr ....... I love your pictures.