View across the Himalayas from the dwelling place of Phungni Mata, the region’s most powerful jogni (nature spirit), in early winter. Jognis live in the most remote, wild and pure mountain locations.
Himalayan pine forest (at around seven thousand feet above sea level).
People of the Hills XXXVII: Women carrying bundles of cut grass for winter fodder on a jungle path in the Indian Himalayas.
Dusk in the Indian Himalayas. Looking west from Halan towards the Pir Panjal range after the first snow fall of winter.
Looking south across the Himalayan foothills at dusk from about 8,500 ft above sea level.
People of the Hills XXXVI: A cowherd driving his animals home in the last of the early winter sun. Eight thousand eight hundred feet above sea level in the Indian Himalayas.
People of the Hills XXXV: Early winter ploughing with yoked oxen and a wooden plough in a small terraced field above the village of Chirmali. About 7,500 feet above sea level in the Indian Himalayas.
Leaving Losar at dawn. The last (or first) village in the Spiti Valley and the border police checkpoint, at a height of around 4,085 metres (13,400 feet) above sea level.
Extraordinary geology: View across to the Pin Valley from the Spiti Valley. Glaciers are visible in the distance. At a height of around 4,600 metres (15,100 feet) above sea level.
Old Pitoon (Spitian) woman approaching Dumal village. At a height of around 4,600 metres (15,100 feet) above sea level.
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