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

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.

Masjid Greeting

A willow tree watches over a busy market street at the mosque in Leh, Ladakh’s capitol city.

The Crazy Zen Tree

This impressively resprouted willow tree- one of the largest in Leh- grows near Shanti Stupa through the walls of the Zen Restaurant

Lahaul Dabah Willow

This tree grows next to the bridge over the icy Lahaul River, near a small cluster of teashops serving the intrepid travellers crossing through this remote, icy, and largely uninhabited glacial valley

Alchi Giant

The biggest tree at Alchi Monastery, where one can see well preserved and masterful ancient Buddhist paintings

Indus Bridge Guard

Look for this White Willow tree at a bridge across the Indus River in Ladakh

Darcha Bridge Sentinel

A lone tree by the riverside amongst the austere rocky landscape along the Manali-Leh road