A lone donkey grazing on a...

A lone donkey grazing on a...

A lone donkey grazing on a steep cultivated mountain side in the borderlands of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Turning my head180 degrees, excellent views of Pik Lenin could be seen.
on Dec 22, 2004 7:21 pm
Image ID: 82409


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Corax - Dec 22, 2004 8:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: yum!


I started to dig deep in my slide collection tonight and found this one from 2000. At a first glance, I wasn't sure if its clouds or higher hills in the top right corner. It's hills.

A strange and very colorful area.


Klenke - Dec 22, 2004 8:23 pm - Voted 10/10


What exactly are the locals cultivating there? Could it possibly be a natural phenomenon--terracing caused by the melting of sculpted snow?


Corax - Dec 22, 2004 8:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cultivating?

Thanks for making me reflect on that. I think you're right. It doesn't look like man-made terraces. Sometimes I saw people working with spades up there on the hillsides, but I never walked up to check out what they were doing.


ktnbs - Dec 23, 2004 2:25 am - Hasn't voted


I like the shade of green. Think maybe the terraces are caused by critters as you see those terraces often where sheep, cattle free graze.


Corax - Dec 26, 2004 6:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet

so much for not spending much time on SP tonight...

"found" your photos and got stuck there. many good ones!

Kenzo Okawa

Kenzo Okawa - Oct 31, 2006 1:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Sweet

I agree his point of view. You will see same terraces in Tibetan area where many yaks are grazed.


Corax - Oct 31, 2006 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet

I visited the area where the photo is shot this summer. I had a look at the those "terraces". I'm pretty sure now they're caused by the many domestic animals in the area.
I asked a local guy about it, but I don't speak any Kyrgyz, he no English. Our knowledge in Russian was at a low level, but if I got him right he confirmed it was caused by the many animals walking and grazing on the slope.


Velebit - Dec 23, 2004 7:44 am - Voted 10/10


Another great shot Corax!! Perspective, scenery and colors are terrific!! Oh yes, donkey adds that final touch :-)


Corax - Dec 26, 2004 6:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

thanks velebit!


AndreasBlomquist.se - Jan 18, 2005 8:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Truly beautiful!

Another great shot by Corax! Wow, your photoalbum contains some of the best pictures I've seen on SP so far.


Corax - Feb 5, 2005 5:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Truly beautiful!

Thanks Andreas!


vvujisic - Apr 25, 2005 7:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Amazing landscape, perfect colours!

Beautiful photo, perfect colours, nice perspective!



Corax - Apr 26, 2005 6:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing landscape, perfect colours!

Thanks wujisic!


Xim - Jun 22, 2005 10:42 am - Voted 10/10


Very nice indeed, colurs, perspective, focus..and as somebody said: the donkey give it the final and perfect touch


Corax - Aug 9, 2005 6:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Thanks Xim!

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Feb 22, 2006 7:37 pm - Voted 10/10

cosmic shot

wonderful atmosphere of the place and the moment ...


Corax - Mar 1, 2006 9:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: cosmic shot

It was a nice moment, taking a break from the cycling, looking and enjoying the green hills of Kyrgyzstan after some pretty rough months in the more barren Tajikistan.


Sajama - Mar 13, 2006 10:34 am - Voted 10/10


What a beautiful contrast!


Corax - Nov 7, 2006 4:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Contrast

Thanks Sajama!
A very late response :-)


seth@LOKI - Nov 1, 2007 2:56 am - Voted 10/10



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