Photo Friday: Marc Foggin & the Mountains of Central Asia

This Photo Friday, journey to the mountains of Central Asia and the Tibetan Plateau through breathtaking photographs from Marc Foggin, acting director of the Mountain Societies Research Institute at the University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. A conservation biologist specializing in the mountain environments of Asia, Foggin has over twenty years of experience traversing the glacierized landscapes of Central Asia and the Tibetan Plateau. His research primarily explores the complex human dimensions of conservation, natural resource management and community development.

His photography extends beyond the region too, capturing his adventures across the world from Nepal to Kenya to Norway to Hawaii and beyond. This week’s post showcases a few of Foggin’s landscape photographs from the Hindu-Kush, Tianshan mountains, and the Tibetan Plateau.

Check out more of Marc Foggin’s photography from across the world here.

Image of the Hindu Kush Mountain in Afghanistan from the Panj river on the Tajikistan side of the border (Source: Marc Foggin).

 

Image of the Panj River with the Hindu-Kush mountains in the background. The Panj River defines the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan (Source: Marc Foggin).

 

Image of an early morning on the Tibetan plateau at 4,800 meters above sea level. In a region known as the Sanjiangyuan, this area of grasslands and wetlands are the source areas of the powerful Yangtze, Yellow, and Mekong rivers (Source: Marc Foggin).

 

Image of the Tianshan Mountains from the eastern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, just south of the town of Karakol in Kyrgyzstan (Source: Marc Foggin).

 

 

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