To commemorate the International Mountain Day, I am sharing this photo of Nanga Parbat that I shot earlier this year.
The world’s 9th highest mountain is an impressive sight in itself. For a few minutes around sunset, it attains a pink glow that turns it into a sculpture of sheer beauty.
Rama Lake (Sango Sar) is a glacial water body on the eastern edge of the Nanga Parbat massif in the Astore District. It is about 1.7km (1.07miles) in circumference and is reachable by a hiking trail from Rama.
Pictured here is a small pond on the main outlet of the 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.
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.