Ladakh and the Tigers

Images taken during our research trips to Ladakh and Central India in 2017 and 2018

Royal Bengal Tiger on the prowl
Tiger coming to the waterhole
Ah! this is the place to be on a hot afternoon
Tiger hiding in the bamboo
Snarling at our intrusion
Young tiger cub chasing after mum
Indian Rollers
Red-vented Bulbul
Spotted-deer scratching his antlers
Langur Old World Monkey and infant
Indian Golden Jackal
Game driving though the sal forests and meadows
Our safari jeep
Spot the Leopard - Pence National Park
Barasinga (Swamp Deer)
Peacocks are the national bird of India
Wild Boar
Interesting vines in the forest
Gaur - the World's biggest bovine
Herd of spotted deer
Tribal Cultural Museum, Kanha
Ploughing the traditional way
Students  off to school
Tribal girl
Mass transport Indian style
Youngsters at the road side
Girls walking home
Little boys playing
Ladies chatting in the shade.
Gond art, Central India
Local cattle market near Kanha National Park
Produce sellers in the market, Kanha
Ball Lilies (Scadoxus multiflorus) - make a beautiful show
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments
Khajuraho carvings are considered masterpieces of Indian Art
The iconic Taj  Mahal, Agra
The Golden Temple of Amritsar - Sikh Temple
Evening celebrations at the Wagah Border crossing
Dharamsala sunset
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama -  resides in McCleod  Ganj, India
Squeezing past
A hotel in the Colonial Hill Station town of Manali
Lovely rooms
The Manali region is famous for its juicy apples
Leaving Manali we began the road to Ladakh, over the Rohtang Pass
Wildflowers in the mist - Rohtang Pass
Rohtang (3958m), the first of the 5 major passes we crossed getting to Leh
Ladakh here we come - view from near top of the Rohtang Pass
Herders grazing their animals near the summit of the Rohtang
Progress was often halted as we slowing made our way down from the Rohtang
Veggie gardens in a mountain valley
Between the many passes we stopped at villages for lunch and coffee
We check our fuel gauge when we saw this sign!
Between the high passes there were tiny settlements
Making our way through one of many herds of goats and sheep we met.
The  Marmots were huge!
Feeling the grandeur
Our tented camp in Sarchu,
Our highest sleep night (4290m), tucked up in bed with a hottie
The dining tent at Sarchu, the food was great!
Careful driving towards Leh
Doing it the fresh air way
The mountain ranges rolled on as far as the eye could see.
Taglang La (5328m)  the highest pass before reaching Leh
Stunning rock formations line the road as we descended
Beautiful coloured hills  near Leh
Monasteries are generally built on the high points
Thiksey Monastery, Leh
A Monastery prayer room
Monastery courtyard
Turning a prayer wheel, Leh
Shanti Stupa commemorates 2500 years of Buddhism
Adding  a design to our tee shirts
Young monks serving
Call to prayer, Leh
 We just had to take this one.....
Nice neat mud bricks
Crossing the Khardunga La, 5359m  on our way to the Nubra Valley
Fixing the roads is a never ending job
Taking it slowly
The beautiful  Nubra valley
Camel riders dwarfed by the mountain backdrop
Our tented camp in the Nubra Valley
Riding high on our Bactrian  two-humped camels
Thanks for the ride
Sometimes the road got a little crowded
This is what I would really like to be doing
We had to wait a while as they cleared the road ahead
Making our way slowly up the pass
Back over the Khardung la  then its down-hill to Leh.

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