Archive for February, 2015
The vertigo-inducing view from the top of Ramkot Fort. Situated in the middle of the River Jhelum, now dammed by Mangla Dam, the fort was built at the site of an ancient Hindu temple.
The hill rises up sharply from the lake surface and the fort can only be reached via a steep path.
This set of abandoned iron pipes must have endured quite a few rains. The rust covered them completely and caused them to glow a golden red color in the light of the setting sun.
Discovered somewhere in F-9 park, Islamabad.
A Blue-and-yellow macaw smiles wickedly at the biggest bird park in Pakistan.
Lakeview Bird Park is located next to Rawal Lake on the outskirts of Islamabad and is home to numerous species of birds.
The Kalash tribe in the mountains of Northern Pakistan has preserved its ancient culture and customs. Their unique way of life includes dressing that is not found anywhere else in the world. The main component of a Kalashi woman’s garb is a headdress made out of elaborate patterns and seashells.
Shot at the 2014 spring festival.
The best time to visit the fabled Hunza Valley at the northern tip of Pakistan is during autumn. At that time of the year, the leaves turn yellow and the fruits have ripened. However, spring is still an amazing time. The lush green foliage is soothing and some of the best cherries I have ever tasted can be eaten right off the trees.
This was a shot taken while on the way back from the Eagle’s Nest Hotel which rests high above the towns and forts below. It had just rained and the landscape was covered in low-hanging clouds.
Islamabad’s Lakeview Park is home to an aviary, the biggest in Pakistan, that contains a wide variety of birds. One of these is the Eurasian collared dove, pictured here:
These beautiful birds make up just a fraction of the species within the bird park.