Juniper in Central Asian mountains

Last spring I received some photographs from Southern Kyrgyzstan, they were sent to me by Roman Gilmanov, who’s been living there up to now.

Khaidarkan pass - 1

These photos were made at Khaidarkan (Aidarken) pass, where mountain juniper grows in large quantities since the ancient times.

Khaidarkan pass - 2

  Khaidarkan pass - 3


Khaidarkan pass - 4, mountain juniper


There are many domesticated yaks wandering among alpine hills. Yaks don’t need a watch dog, they are capable to defend themselves even from wolves.

Pamir yak



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