17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gosaikunda Lake in Nepal

Gosaikunda in Nepal's Langtang National Park is an alpine freshwater lake located at an elevation of 4,380m and a religious site for the Hindus. A World Heritage Site, the amazing blue of the Gosaikunda Lakes is a reflection of the sky. It changes color depending on the sky and also shadows of the mountains falling on them. In this photo, part of the lake is blue where the sky is reflected directly on it while the other side is turquoise where the mountain above it cast a soft shadow on it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Gosaikunda, Rasuwa, Nepal, Nepal
Camera: Canon EOS RP
Copyright: © LAI HING LIM