18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wei Sawdong Falls

The NE Indian state of Meghalaya is geologically formed of volcanic rocks, sandstone, and limestone largely. The state gets its name from the presence of clouds, where Meghalaya means "Abode of Clouds". And naturally, where there is cloud there will eventually be rain. It is also home to the wettest place on earth - Cherrapunjee or locally known as Sohra. The water cuts and dissolves the geologic formations to give shape to numerous rapids and waterfalls. The image was created during the retreating monsoon month of August and the best time to shoot this falls is the pre-monsoon or the post-monsoon period.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Copyright: © Himadri Bhuyan