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    Image Title: On the edge of EXTREME - 11
    Settings: SLT-A99V & SAL500F40G

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  • Image name - On the edge of EXTREME - 1, Image description - A Snow leopard walks across the landscape in the dusk. In a virtually plant less
landscape, finding food becomes a very difficult job. Not that the Snow leopard eats
plants, but its prey species, herbivores like Blue sheep, Woolly hare, etc. are dependant
on the plants and are found in sparring densities across this huge landscape. This
often means that the predator has to move over large areas to source its food.
, Camera used - SAL500F40G, Lens used - SLT-A77V 1

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  • Image name - On the edge of EXTREME - 2, Image description - Indus basin in Changthang is home to large herbivores like the Tibetan wild ass (Eqqus kiang) and they dominate the alpine grasslands on the plateau., Camera used - 70-200mm F2.8 G, Lens used - SLT-A77V 1

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  • Image name - On the edge of EXTREME - 3, Image description - In the Himalayas as we climb up, the plant life is seen diminishing. So much so, that above 4,000 metres virtually there is no tree growth at all, albeit some grasses, herbs and shrubs do manage to survive here. But a large chunk of herbivore food comes from lichens (a symbiotic association between fungi and algae) which grow profusely on
the barren landscape.
, Camera used - SAL20F28, Lens used - SLT-A77V 1

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  • Image name - On the edge of EXTREME - 4, Image description - Apart from the Snow leopard, the Tibetan wolf (Canis lupus chanco) is the other large predator from the Tibetan plateau. Hunting singly or in groups of three, wolves prefer running down their prey and tiring it out before killing them. The Wild ass is an important prey for the wolf. The advanced camera and lens focussing system in the Sony Alpha range helped in capturing the various nuances of the Himalayan landscape. , Camera used - 70-200mm F2.8 G, Lens used - SLT-A77V 1

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  • Image name - On the edge of EXTREME - 5, Image description - With ambient temperatures below the freezing point icicle formation is frequent
and quite rapid. The myriad shapes and sizes these icy formations take up, add an element of beauty and wonder to this harsh and inhospitable landscape, near the mouth of the Indus river.
, Camera used - SAL20F28, Lens used - SLT-A77V 1

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  • Image name - On the edge of EXTREME 6, Image description - Abutting the Tibetan plateau lies the Greater Himlayan range. Spreading over some 2,300 km this range is arguably the highest mountain landscape in the world with an average elevation of 6,100 meters. It comes as no surprise then that the 14 tallest mountains in the world lie in these and adjoining Karakorum ranges. For a new eye, this landscape may
seem extremely hostile for life, but reality tells us that rivers arising from these snow-clad mountains provide drinking water to more than 40 percent of the world’s population.
, Camera used - 70-200mm F2.8 G, Lens used - SLT-A99V 1

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  • Image name - On the edge of EXTREME - 7, Image description - Sheer hard work, perseverance, focus and a steely resolve is what sets this
assignment aside from other natural history documentation projects. And with
images like this, the results speak for themselves. Probably a first of its kind
photograph of the Snow leopard, this image taken at Hemis National Park captures
the essentially vital parent-offspring interaction between Snow leopard mother and her around 1.5 year old cub.
, Camera used - SAL500F40G, Lens used - SLT-A99V 1

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  • Image name - On the edge of EXTREME - 8, Image description - A Snow leopard mother and cub walk across a frozen river in the Hemis National Park. Winter temperatures drop to drastic lows in regions of -35 degree Celsius and the conditions are inhospitable for life forms that are not specifically evolved to live in such austere climes., Camera used - SAL500F40G, Lens used - SLT-A99V 1
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