Visiting the lakes in search of interesting species - Tso Moriri & Tso Kar

Tso Moriri & Tso Kar are two amazing lakes that have a picture postcard beauty to them. "Tso' means Lake and the drive though long (about 240 kms from leh) and rough is equally exciting and I get to see two of the critically endangered species - the Tibetan Wild Ass locally known as the Kiang and the Black-necked Crane along the way. Tso Moriri is also the breeding ground for many of the winter migrants that we have in the plains, the Bar-headed goose, Ruddy Shelduck

Another lifer for me - Merganser

brown-headed Gull

Bharal, this time they are found with more greenery around!

A freshwater lake on the way to tso Moriri called Chota (little) Tso Moriri

Bar-headed Goose in in its breeding ground at Tso Moriri

Tso Moriri during sunset!

Beautiful colours of the sunset at Tso Moriri

My tent at Tso Moriri


White-capped Water Redstart - above male, below female

Horned Lark

Another lifer for me - the Horned Lark

Himalayan Marmot

Brown-headed Gull

Black-necked Crane

Black-necked Crane

Possibly the Amur Falcon

Tibetan Wild Ass or Kiang

Tibetan Snow Finch at Tso Kar

a very domesticated goat

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