Photographer's Note

The Glacier

Going to Lhasa from Shigatse (about 347km) by road,
after a while, just beside the road, at over 5.000 m, is the Karola Glacier, with an area of 9.4 sq km, is only 300 m from the road,so, it is the glacier closest to a highway in Tibet, lying in the northern section of the Himalayas
Climate change is raising the temperature in Tibet by as much as a third of a decade a year – that's twice as fast as the rest of the world.
The Karola glacier is said to be melting -in some years- as fast as seven per cent a year.

The Photo
I was deciding which way to photograph the glacier, only the landscape?
With the flags prayers as a frame?

Then the woman arrived and smiles at me, just so, I added her and her cute baby at the capture
Just by signs I asked where did she lived and she pointed a very precarious, humble kind of Ger or tent, not far from the glacier
So a desolated place, a very hard live far from what I call civilization, quite isolated and with a happy and spontaneous smile...

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1636 W: 9 N: 3201] (12834)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-07
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.5
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-08 19:34
Viewed: 1997
Points: 36
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