Forgotten heroes of the mountains
The sweeping arid mountains of Ladakh appear lifeless to an untrained eye, but the multitude of hues due to plant, mineral and animal life are often overlooked. Just like the forgotten heroes of an expedition; the ponies. We congratulate each other and the staff after a hard trek, but often forget the effort of pack animals that make it possible. This image is a tribute to man’s other hardworking companion.