Located 100km southwest of Lhasa and at an altitude of 4,440m, Yamdrok Yum Tso Lake is one of the four holy lakes in Tibet.
Covering an area of 638 kmē, it is fan-shaped, spreading to the south but narrowing up to the north. It freezes in winter.
Like mountains, lakes are considered sacred by Tibetan people, the principle being that they are the dwelling places of protective deities and therefore invested with special spiritual powers. According to local mythology, Yamdok Yumtso lake is the transformation of a goddess, thus became a site for pilgrimage. It is said that if its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable.
We were lucky to see this lake on a very sunny day: its waters were of turquoise, clouds were a bunch of sheep, whereas the earthly sheeps were crossing the road to reach the shore. It was an awesome experience and I look forward to returning there one day to spend more time.
Cropped, increased contrast.
Source: Yamdrok Tso Lake
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lregoli (441) 2012-06-27 0:17
What a wonderful panorama! Not only the landscape and the composition you've chosen to capture it are excellent, but also the white balance and the saturation of colors seem to be the perfect ones. Very well done!
Noel_Byrne (22024) 2012-06-27 1:23
This is a really beautiful landscape image, the blue water is fantastic, and is shown off even more beautifully by the snow capped peaks in the background. Really nicely done!
dta (64136) 2012-06-27 5:13
Hello Erdem ,
A fantastic view of this blue lake in the moutain . The contrast with the brown hills and the snowy summits is striking .
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3885)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 10 days at the roof of the world
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-26 23:33
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