Ahmed Sajjad Zaidi

Entrepreneur, trekker, and photographer based in Pakistan
Archive for December, 2014

Fisheye View of Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake (Gojal Lake), was formed in 2010 as a result of a massive landslide. At the time, it was the fastest growing lake in the world and now stretches for 21km (13 miles) in the Hunza Valley.

Attabad Lake Hunza Fisheye

The lake’s turquoise waters hide a number of towns and villages that were submerged after the landslide. It also cut off a large section of the Karakoram Highway, severing a major land route between China and Pakistan. A new, elevated section of the highway is now under construction.

This shot was taken from the bow of the boat on my trip to the valley earlier this year.