Photo Friday: Pakistan’s Mountain Region

With a diverse landscape, northern Pakistan is home to some of the Earth’s highest peaks. The high altitude combined with the Asian monsoon have historically provided glaciers in the region with the necessary conditions to thrive, according to National Environment Agency.

Despite their intimidating nature, the Himalayas have an extensive amount of biodiversity. “Climates range from tropical at the base of the mountains to perennial snow and ice at the highest elevations,” according to PBS.

Check out GlacierHub’s collection of images from the glacier-rich mountain region of Pakistan. You can find additional images of Pakistan’s mountains at Pamir Times.

 

Gojal Valley, Pakistan. (Source: Pamir Times)
Gojal Valley, Pakistan (Source: Pamir Times).

 

Batura Glacier, Gojal Valley, Pakistan (Source: Akbar Khan Niazi/Creative Commons).
Batura Glacier, Gojal Valley, Pakistan (Source: Akbar Khan Niazi/Creative Commons).

 

Diamir district of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan (Source: Pamir Times)
Diamir district of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan (Source: Pamir Times).

 

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A glacier in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan (Source: Pamir Times).

 

Skardu city, Pakistan (Source: Pamir Times)
Skardu, Pakistan (Source: Pamir Times).

 

Rakaposhi Mountain located in District Nagar (Source: Pamir Times).
Rakaposhi Mountain located in District Nagar (Source: Pamir Times).

 

Hopar Glacier, Nagar Valley, Pakistan (Source: Najeebmahmud/Creative Commons)
Hopar Glacier, Nagar Valley, Pakistan (Source: Najeebmahmud/Creative Commons).

 

Ghanche District of Gilgit-Baltistan (Source: Pamir Times).
Ghanche District of Gilgit-Baltistan (Source: Pamir Times).

 

Photo Friday: Bagrote Valley in the Karakoram

This Photo Friday, GlacierHub shares photos of the Bagrote Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, the northernmost region of Pakistan.

These photos, taken by photographer Farman Karim Baig, illustrate the wide diversity of glacial landscapes: these photos of the valley highlight the contrast between the snowy, mountainous peaks of the nearby Hinarche Glacier and the stark, dry, low-lying valley foreground. The valley is also filled with forest and rivers.

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Many thanks to photographer Farman Karim Baig and the Pamir Times for allowing us to share his photos of the region.