Location: Lamayuru, Ladakh, India (34° 16′ 58″ N, 76° 46′ 28″ E)
Date: 12 August 2009 8.15am
Camera: Canon 400D with Canon EF 70-200 mm F4L IS USM lens
Lamayuru monastery is one of the largest and oldest monasteries in India. It is situated about 3,800m above sea level in the Zanskar range with mountains of dramatic rock composition and structure. Such dramatic landscape is commonly referred to as Moonscape, with rocks varying from sedimentary to volcanic and colours from golden yellow, green, grey and bluish. It is a very dry area as all the monsoon rains are dumped while the clouds climbed the high Himalayan range. It is a land of dramatic and harsh beauty.