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Mountain nature – Roof of the World

Himalayan condors, with Ama Dablam behind, Khumbu
Himalayan condors riding afternoon thermals above Namche Bazaar, Khumbu
Looking south from the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, beside Gorak Shep. A flock of birds soar on thermals driven by clouds seeping up the glacier, Khumbu
Lone Gorak on Tserko Ri, Langtang
A raven poised to nab an unattended sandwich, near Lungden (4,400m), Khumbu
Himalayan Snow Cocks on the moraine of the Khumbu glacier
Himalayan Snow Cock, near Gokyo, Khumbu
Gokyo Ri local resident, Khumbu
Himalayan Thar near Kenjoma (3,550m), Khumbu
Himalayan Thar, viewed from the trail to Tilicho Lake, Annapurna Circuit
Passing Ghora Tabela (3,010m), a troop of Langur monkeys warmed themselves on river boulders, Langtang
"Swayambunath" means monkey temple – and for good reason, Kathmandu
Monkeys at Swayambunath, Kathmandu
Monkey at Swayambunath, Kathmandu
Yaks make their way around Gokyo Lake (4,750m), Khumbu
A yak finds his way back to camp at the Fourth Lake, above Gokyo, Khumbu
Three peaks! A Yak with Cho Oyu between his horns, Gokyo, Khumbu
Yaks grazing below Machherma, Khumbu
Wot? He must have been up to something! At a tea house at Chhukhung (4,730m), Khumbu
Sturdy domesticated yaks calmly chew straw at a village beside the trail to Rongbuk
A fine example of the fearsome guard dogs that live with their Tibetan masters on the plateau, near Rongbuk
The flowers make a lovely contrast to their barren surroundings in Gilmit, Karakoram Highway    Mountain nature > NZ North Island > NZ South Island
From Karimabad, Ultar Peak (7,329) is dramatic, Karakoram Highway
Near Lhabarma (4,320m), cotton plants appear to float beside trail, Khumbu
Poinsettia, explosions of colour up to about 1,300 metres, Yuksam, Sikkim
Khumbu flora
Khumbu flora
Khumbu flora
Khumbu flora
Khumbu flora
Khumbu flora
Ice on a trekking lodge window, with Nuptse behind, Khumbu    Mountain nature > NZ North Island > NZ South Island

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