Spiti Snapshot Willow

This tree, one of the largest in the entire Spiti Valley, was only quickly photographed from the window of a share-jeep hurtling down the highway

Inner Line Permit Poplar

This poplar tree offers some shade to the foreigners queuing to get an Inner-line permit into the restricted mountain border region

Panchen Lama Populus

At the Tibetan Buddhist Temple at McLeod Ganj, this poplar tree has a yellow prayer ribbon tied on it every Friday since April 1997, to pray for the release of the Panchen Lama, born in 1989 and lost track of in China in 1995

Alchi Demon Tree

A demon mask accentuates an old and broadly branching tree at the small trinket market at Alchi, Ladakh

Dar Flats Twisted Tree

An old, twisted willow has been sculpted into weird shapes by villagers repeatedly cutting its upper branches to utilize the scarce wood available in the high desert

Dar Gap Sentinel

A small willow tree is encountered in the spectacular rocky gorge leading to the village of Dar from the Indus river crossing at Nor La.

NorLa Bridge

A poplar tree is passed on the highway-side of the Indus river footbridge at Nor La.