Archive | December 27, 2011

Escape into the Himalayas

Escape into the Himalayas

 

It’s been uphill all the way in 2011 hasn’t, and the summit still seems quite far away, so as 2011 comes to a close, take time out if not literally, and escape into the wilds of the Himalayas through this video…

Documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough looking at the wildlife of the most stunning mountain range in the world, home to snow leopards, Himalayan wolves and Tibetan bears.

Snow leopards stalk their prey among the highest peaks. Concealed by snowfall, the chase is watched by golden eagles circling above. On the harsh plains of the Tibetan plateau live extraordinary bears and square-faced foxes hunting small rodents to survive. In the alpine forests, dancing pheasants have even influenced rival border guards in their ritualistic displays. Valleys carved by glacial waters lead to hillsides covered by paddy fields containing the lifeline to the East, rice. In this world of extremes, the Himalayas reveal not only snow-capped mountains and fascinating animals but also a vital lifeline for humanity.

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