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Creatures of Ladakh – The Kiangs

The kiangs or the Tibetan wild ass abound in Ladakh. We saw quite a few of them near Tso Kar kicking up the dust or grazing around. One particular incident touched us. The kiangs were in a circle near the base of the mountain and I was told by my driver they were mourning the death of one of them.We didnt take the picture of this private moment , but we took quite a few of them as they stared at us before gallopping away

The fleet footed kiangs are seen in herds and there are several in a herd – which can even go up to 300. I learnt that they are very good swimmers and enjoy lakes around grasslands .To read more about the Kiang, click here


  1. Anu 4 May, 2010 at 13:10 Reply

    nice pics, Lakshmi… saw it on twit pic this morning and wished i was there too…. in fact any place where the weather is any better would be great!!!

  2. Uma 4 May, 2010 at 13:48 Reply

    Beautiful pics! They remind me so much of LRK – the wild asses there are lighter in colour and the landscape is different… When will I go to Ladakh? Sigh…

  3. alok 4 May, 2010 at 15:22 Reply

    amazing pictures!! and I must say you have clicked them really well.

    I know why I am so desperately waiting this magnificent place 🙂

  4. Tamanna Mishra 5 May, 2010 at 14:36 Reply

    I have been reading you for a while now. “De-lurking” only now though.. Must say I would love to live your life! I went to Ladakh last year and I really hope it won’t be a once in a lifetime trip..

    Brilliant pics!

  5. Delhi to Agra 13 May, 2010 at 15:42 Reply

    The blog describes the ultimate beauty of Ladakh. The pictures that are used in the blog are trully amazing. Traveling to Ladakh can be a lifetime experience for the person.

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