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Art Print

CoSurvivor (cosurvivor)

The Rainbow at Pangong!

by CoSurvivor
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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

ABOUT THE ART

The Rainbow at Pangong!

The ride to Pangong Lake is almost like embarking on some sort of treasure hunt...except of course that there is only one road and you can never lose your way! What you do lose once in a while is your breath.

Traverse high altitudes, rough terrain and roads, the Chang La pass over 5000m high...over a hundred kilometers of mind-blowing landscapes...and then suddenly in the middle of these golden mountains lays a sight to behold...a devastating shade of blue.

Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 mts. It is 134 km long and extends from India to China. 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km wide at its broadest point. During winters the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.

The brackish water of the lake is devoid of any micro-vegetation. Is is said that there are no fish or other aquatic life in the lake, except for some small crustaceans. On the other hand, one see numerous ducks and gulls over and on the lake surface. There are some species of scrub and perennial herbs that grow in the marshes around the lake.

The lake acts as an important breeding ground for a variety of migratory birds. During summer, the Bar-headed goose and Brahmini ducks are commonly seen here. The region around the lake supports a number of species of wildlife including the kiang and the Marmot.




Catspaws commented on July 17, 2013 9:37am
lovely scenic capture
CoSurvivor commented on July 17, 2013 9:39am
Thank you catspaws :)
CAPTAINSILVA commented on July 17, 2013 10:19am
amazing landscape shot !
Serena Gailey commented on July 17, 2013 11:10am
Magnificent!
Donuts commented on July 17, 2013 12:58pm
A gorgeous landscape!!!
J&S Montague ( OutOfTheMists ) commented on July 17, 2013 6:11pm
Wonderful! Love your work!
CoSurvivor commented on July 17, 2013 6:27pm
Thank you all :)
Nicklas Gustafsson commented on July 19, 2013 2:44am
Great shot!
Thubakabra commented on July 19, 2013 5:48am
Beautiful : )
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on July 21, 2013 6:48am
Oh Yeah!
CoSurvivor commented on July 22, 2013 6:36am
Thank you Nicklas, Thubakabra, and Wayne :)
Eirin Wie Haveland commented on July 22, 2013 3:21pm
Wow, amazing!
CoSurvivor commented on July 23, 2013 8:42pm
Thank you Erin :)
Nina’s clicks commented on August 10, 2013 12:26pm
Beautiful!
CoSurvivor commented on February 18, 2014 8:00pm
Thank you Nina!
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