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12 landscapes for a 2013 calendar

Just before Christmas I gathered together a few landscape images and created a calendar for 2013. It was hard to narrow it down to 12 images, but I got there in the end.

I thought I’d share those images.

These shots bring back memories of some the off the beaten track places that I’ve been to in recent years, including shots from China, Mongolia, the Afghanistan – Tajikistan border, Kyrgyzstan and the Turkey – Iran border.

January

Kyrgyz yurt by Karakul Lake on the Karakorum highway in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, western China. Beyond the lake is the stunning 7546 metre Muztagh Ata (which apparently means ‘ice mountain father’).

February

China’s Muztagh Ata in Xinjiang again, this time seen from an observatory in Tajikistan.

March

Ger camp in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Mongolia.

April

One of many beautiful views on the way back down Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui province, China.

May

A view of the plains beneath Mount Ararat seen from the road leading to the Turkey – Iran border crossing in eastern Turkey.

June

Wild camping at Jety-Oguz, Issyk-Kul Province, Kyrgyzstan. The red rock backdrop provided by the striking ‘Seven Bulls‘.

July

Mountains of Afghanistan seen from high on the Pamir highway (M41), Tajikistan.

August

View towards Tash-Rabat caravansarai, Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.

September

View of Wakhan valley and Afghanistan from Yamchun fortress, Pamir mountians, Tajikistan.

October

High valley near Jety-Oguz, Issyk-Kul Province, Kyrgyzstan.

November

Ala Archa National Park, Tian Shan mountains, Kyrgyzstan.

December

Ak-Baital Pass (15,272 feet), Pamir Highway (M41), Tajikistan.

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