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This is a picture of the Shyok River taken from a very high cliff.
The word Shyok means 'River of Death' in Yarkandi language. It is a tributary of the mighty Indus river and originates from a part of the famous Siachen Glacier which has the distinction of being the highest battlefield in the world. It originates in Indian territory but crosses the border and enters Pakistan to meet River Indus near the town of Skardu.
Along with the Nubra River the Shyok is the only source of water for Ladakhi people living in Nubra and Diskit. The parts of the valley closer to these rivers are green and agriculture is possible. But inner reaches of the valley beyond Hundar is mainly a High altitude desert.
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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Subho Banerjee (Subhogen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 411 W: 14 N: 908] (4065)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-10-12
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-19 0:51
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