June 13, 2014

Curious Ones

Photograph by Rajiv Kumar, National Geographic Your Shot

"Zanskar is one of the most beautiful and remote regions of Ladakh in India," writes Rajiv Kumar, a member of our Your Shot photo community. "Full of valleys, rivers, lakes, and passes, this region remains disconnected from the rest of the world for almost six months every year, buried under the snow."

During a drive to the Ladakh region in September 2011, Kumar focused on capturing the beauty of Zanskar, home to the village of Rangdum and its monastery. "The monastery sits right at the end of the village, watching over the whole valley like a fort. There are two schools there, one run by the monastery and another run by local authorities, both with very limited resources. I carried a lot of books, stationery, etc., for the kids, and it was a delight to see their happy faces as they received the supplies for their studies."

Kumar's picture recently appeared in the Your Shot Daily Dozen.

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19 comments
Kamran Mohajeri
Kamran Mohajeri

It is like a black and white photo that its interesting section has been colored by photoshop. Thanks for sharing.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

I'm always happy to see pictures of India, even tho' I dont know this region at all. But you have encased all of it, mountains,sky, rivulets, the car, and those very colorful kids, into a shot worth a heap of interest. Like they have looking through those windows.  j.e.s.........

Alex Hyeon
Alex Hyeon

Ah! This work touches the very deep emotion of the people who live in the cities with a inalterable nostalgia ot the innocence. Admirable! ^ ^

Bories Jung
Bories Jung

a curious picture with colourful children and a grey car. 

Anisa Sefa
Anisa Sefa

the panorama is cold, melancholic, wild but beautiful. the colorful dresses of the children makes such a joy contrast with the green shade of the panorama. 

And their curiosity is the beautiful, innocent part of the photo. 

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