Sunday, August 13, 2017

Birds, Mammals, and Landscapes from the scenic village of Hanle in Ladakh, India

Hanle, Ladakh, India
In continuation to my post on the black-necked Cranes of Hanle, Ladakh, India, I am sharing some more bird pictures, and landscapes from the scenic village of Hanle in Ladakh.

Hanle is well-known for the Hanle Monastery, (dating back to the 17th Century), and the Indian Astronomical Observatory, which happens to be the 3rd highest optical telescope in the world, situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters. The observatory is controlled by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru.These pictures are courtesy Soma Jha.
Eurasian cuckoo-Hanle
Ruddy Shelduck-Hanle

Saker Falcon-Hanle
Great Rosefinch

Tibetan Gazelle-Hanle
Upland Buzzard-Hanle

Hanle monastery, Ladakh
Hanle valley

Indian Astronomical Observatory at Hanle
Near Hanle

On the way to Hanle in Ladakh