17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
School girls

'Julay' is the traditional Ladakhi greeting. A short distance after crossing the Chang La pass into Leh district, these girls were ambling along the road back to their homes after school. We somehow saw a wonderful opportunity to click some great photos. Our vehicle was ordered to stop and everyone was on their feet in no time. A enthusiastic julay on our part seemed to strike an instant rapport with the girls.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Vikas Bajpai