17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The azure beauty - Pangong Lake, Laddakh.

Situated around 225 km to the east of Leh, Pangong Tso, a salt water lake, is a unique gift of nature. Of its total length of 134 km. about 40 percent lies in India, while the rest stretches over to Tibet. Given the shades it reflects, the azure waters of the lake leave one at a loss of words to be able to truly express its beauty. Unlike at other places during the trip, in deference to the spell cast by this divine wonder, one felt obliged to first let the aura of the lake absorb the inner most caverns of being before going shutter happy. This particular frame seemed perfectly endowed for being a good composition.

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