Photographer's Note

Nubra is a high altitude cold desert in the district of Ladakh of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The region gets very little rainfall and the vegetation is scant except for the areas close to the glacier fed rivers.
The Bactrian (two humped) camels are used to take tourists for a ride over the sand dunes of Hunder. This area was not open for tourists even few decades ago, but now people with an ILP (inner line permit) can visit the valley. These camels are caught by the locals from the desert trained and used by their owners to serve the tourists.
Here a group a camels are about to depart with their riders for an hour long journey to the dunes.
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Additional Photos by Subho Banerjee (Subhogen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 14 N: 908] (4067)
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