Welcome to the Photography collection by V K Soi
  Ladakh Zanskar Valley - Zanskar is a subdistrict of the Kargil district, which lies in the eastern half of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The administrative centre is Padum. Zanskar, together with the neighbouring region of Ladakh, was briefly a part of the kingdom of Guge in Western Tibet. The Zanskar Range is a mountain range in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir
     
  Ladakh Nubra Valley - The 18,640 feet high Khardung La Pass forms the divide between the Nubra Valley and Leh. After crossing the Khardung La, one descends to a place called Khalsar, situated on the left bank of the Shyok River. One route bifurcates towards the Bubra Valley right across whereas the other route follows the Shyok River towards Dikshit.
     
  Ladakh Indus Valley - "Ladakh, the Persian transliteration of the Tibetan La-dvags, is warranted by the pronunciation of the word in several Tibetan districts." Historically, the region included the Baltistan (Baltiyul) valleys, the northern Indus Valley, the remote Zangskar, Lahaul and Spiti to the south, Aksai Chin and Ngari, including the Rudok region and Guge, in the east, and the Nubra valleys.
     
  Wetland Birds -The flora and fauna of Ladakh was first studied by Ferdinand Stoliczka, an Austrian/Czech palaeontologist, who carried out a massive expedition in the region in the 1870s. The fauna of Ladakh have much in common with that of Central Asia generally, and especially those of the Tibetan Plateau. An exception to this are the birds, many of which migrate from the warmer parts of India.
     
  Wild Life -Ibex is found in high craggy terrain of Europe, North Africa and Asia, and numbers several thousand in Ladakh. The Bharal or "blue sheep" (napo) is even more common, ranging in the Himalayas from Ladakh east as far as Sikkim. The musk deer (lhawa) has not been seen in Ladakh for decades if not generations. The Tibetan Wild Ass (Ladakhi: kyang) is one animal.
     
  Kashmir Nature -
     
  Baltistan Northern Pakistan - Skardu – The Capital city Valley of SKARDU is 40kms long and 10 kms wide. Altitude 2500 meters above sea level. The Valley is surrounded by grey-brown mountains and 8000 meters Karakoram Range and is fed by Shigar River and Indus River and covered with Peaks K-2 Peak Altitude 8611meters, Baltoro Peak 7300 M, Gasher Brum 1 Peak 8068 M
 
V K Soi is the Producer Director of a documentary – “Ladakh an eternal splendor” released in the year 2008. The photo-documentary was first screened in Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] in April 2008 and was inaugurated by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, former Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir state. This documentary is a unique blend of marvelous photographs that portrays the splendid beauty of Ladakh. It was all because of its uniqueness that this documentary was screened in National Museum, New Delhi by the Ministry of Tourism. The documentary was witnessed by Mrs. Ambika Soni, Hon'ble Minister for Tourism and culture, Government of India, besides galaxy of senior officers from Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Archeological Survey of India.

The dignitaries of the Ministry of Tourism highly appreciated the documentary and stated that this needs to be shown across the world to portray the unique beauty of Ladakh (J & K) state.

The said documentary was also screened in the 48th Annual Conference National Academy of Medical Sciences held at Jammu from 31st October, 2008, 1st and 2nd November 2008 in which world renowned Agriculture Scientist Dr. M. S. Swaminanthan and other dignitaries from all over India were present.

It was also screened in the "Matrika Auditorium" of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra on 14th January, 2009.

     
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