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Moriri Lake's reflection

Moriri lake is at an altitude of 4,522 m (14,836 ft) in Jammu and Kashmir, northern India. It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India and entirely within Ladakh in this Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region. The lake is fed by springs and snow-melt from neighboring mountains. It formerly had an outlet to the south, but this has become blocked and the lake has become a endorheic lake. The lake is oligotrophic in nature, and its waters are alkaline. Besides, the increment in the number of tourists visiting the lake affecting the breeding of avifauna, pasture degradation affecting wildlife, particularly wild herbivores (marmots, hares, ungulates). Therefore, the extreme fragility of the lake ecosystem need to be preserved and protected.

TAGS: India, Sustainable Travel

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2014
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2015, 3 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
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PHOTO LOCATION Leh, Ladakh, India