Situated in the upper reaches of Himalayan Mountain range in Ladakh in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pangong Tso or Lake is the world's highest saltwater lake.The most notable feature of the lake is the ever changing hues of the lake.
Situated at a height of about 13,900 ft, the name Pangong is a derivative of the Tibetan word Banggong Co meaning "long, narrow, enchanted lake". The lake itself is almost 150 km long and only one third of the lake is in India while the remaining two thirds lies in Tibet, which is controlled by China. Majority of the streams which fill the lake are located on the Tibetan side.
Pangong Tso is about five hours drive from Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir. The route passes through beautiful Ladakh countryside, over Chang La, the third highest motorable mountain pass (5289 m) in the world.
During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. The salt water lake does not support vegetation or aquatic life except for some small crustaceans. However, there are lots of water birds. The lake acts as an important breeding ground for a large variety of migratory birds like Brahmani Ducks, Rare black necked cranes and Seagulls. One can also spot Ladakhi Marmots, the rodent-like creatures which can grow up to the size of a small dog.
Pangong Tso lies on the Sino-Indian Line of Actual Control and hence requires an Inner Line Permit to visit.
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jjcordier (72614) 2014-06-24 1:22
Un très beau paysage surplombé d'un ciel magnifique. Bon posttraitement qui sublime l'ensemble.
holmertz (36441) 2014-06-24 3:03
This lake doesn't look very inviting for a swim, but it looks great on this photo. I like the rather strong contrasts which give me an impression of a tough climate. The two layers of clouds are both beautifully shaped.
pierrefonds (54600) 2014-06-24 4:13
The wideness of the lake is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the mountains. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Kamilutka (8085) 2014-06-24 4:30
such an amazing landscape does not need much to make a very good picture and combined with interesting light it can be quite memorable. You managed to capture it in the very right time, when the wave made interesting swirl on the shore in the foreground and the hills in the background got some sun rays to enhance their unusual colors. Good work and nice quality photo.
Thanks for sharing
SnapRJW (28894) 2014-06-24 4:37
An amazing wild and remote location Angshu. I like the 4 layers in this composition, each one has contrasting colour and texture which together make for a visually interesting photograph.
jhm (134472) 2014-06-24 4:59
We get a 50/50 picture not usual of you, but absolutely not bad
Fine composition, lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.
Excellent composition, lovely captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (53775) 2014-06-24 5:18
Quel beau paysage. Le point de vue très bas donne de la profondeur à la composition. J'aime aussi beaucoup la lumière sur les montagnes à l'arrière plan. Le ciel est fantastique.
emka (72254) 2014-06-24 11:51
Hello Angshu, It seems to me that I saw this photo earlier, anywsay the title. beautiful view of this far remote place. World's highest saltwater lake? I saw the world's highest navigable lake - Titicaca. S[plendid sky.
WArm regrads MAlgo
lousat (71411) 2014-06-24 15:40
Hi Angshu,a spectacular pic from a spectacular place on the top of the world,the best quality of detail and colors and a magnificent large view on this lake,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
papagolf21 (82974) 2014-06-24 23:59
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
C'est toujours un réel plaisir que de découvrir vos compositions.
Merci de nous offrir de si belles images.
Très bonne journée.
danos (82665) 2014-06-25 3:30
very nice the view of this section of Pangong Tso with the water of the lake and the colourful mountain range on the bacldrop,to create a perfect postcard.I like the excellent light and colour maangement as the beauty of the place.
pajaran (47810) 2014-06-25 4:20
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o jezeru i planini sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano jezero i planina sa oblacima.
Dobar rad, lepo uhavacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about the lake and mountains with the description ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful lakes and mountains shown with clouds.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Fis2 (81512) 2014-06-25 4:59
A very interesting landscape.
Good frame and colors.
I like it.
Have a nice afternoon
Nicou (115280) 2014-06-25 5:16
Quelle compo e tiamge sueprbe quel rendu sur ces montagnes avec le bleu de l'eau ce mouvement en premier plan et ce ciel avec les belles formes quelle vue et compo sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
dip (23510) 2014-06-25 7:39
beautiful shot of the landscape,I like the sky and the good framing,
informative note as well,
thanks for sharing,
abmdsudi (38822) 2014-06-25 11:50
An amazing salt lake, huge and so high in the mountains and just love the wide open spaces like this, it's full of detail with marvelous combination of blue & gold they go together so well here. What a dramatic sky to complete the compo! totally a breath-taking shot so brilliantly blended together. Simply delightful! Congrats.
dta (62368) 2014-06-25 13:13
Hello Angshuman ,
this is here a fascinating wild landscape . I like especially the contrasted color and the wonderful snowy formations above the red mountains .
shreya2000 (775) 2014-06-26 4:02
Great picture. I can hang this on my wall.
very photogenic view taken by you.
Thanks for sharing.
Didi (54665) 2014-06-29 11:03
Awesome picture , wonderful place with a nice deep foreground
I feel a windy day
ChrisJ (94392) 2014-07-01 14:16
A nice contrast between the ruffled bg water and the still fg lagoon. Good density levels and excellent saturation and warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sky, water, and yellow red hills. Nice exposure on the highlights. Tfs!
adidas5nb (4368) 2014-07-17 0:19
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (54497)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 DI II VC LD, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Ladakh - "The Broken Moon"
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-24 0:50