Emily Polar ā€” Photographer// Exploring the magnificence in the mundane in the hills and valleys of Nepal // Contributor @natgeotravel
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Happy Father's day to my dad. A man who waited to trim his beard so I could take photos of it šŸ˜ It's so long it doesn't fit the vertical crop on Instagram. At any rate I love the series of images I took of him that day. Nothing beats a rockin' beard. - - #happyfathersday #beard #blackandwhite #portrait #dad #wisconsin #polar ...more
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My last day in Helambu turned out to be the foggiest day of the whole month. As most of you know fog is my favorite and I couldn't help but feel it was special ordered. Needless to say it was a wonderful day in the forest and here's my favorite tree. - - - - - #Nepal #yolmo #helambu #travel #forest #Himalaya #nature #beyul #wonderland #fog #dreamy #trees #everydayeverywhere #natgeotravel #landscape #landscapephotography #canonasia #earthofficial #discoverearth ...more
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These two didn't know how to get past me as I was sitting in their way. They eventually figured it out. Bahh šŸ‘ - - - - - #Nepal #yolmo #helambu #travel #forest #Himalaya #nature #beyul #gururinpoche #wonderland #fog #dreamy #grazing #everydayeverywhere #natgeotravel #sheep ...more
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The Hidden land of Yolmo also called beyuls are a place of refuge blessed by Guru Rinpoche and assigned deities and dharmapalas associated with geographic features. This bridge is in the heart of one of them. - - - - - #Nepal #yolmo #helambu #travel #bridge #forest #Himalaya #nature #beyul #gururinpoche #wonderland #fog #dreamy #everydayeverywhere #natgeotravel #padmasambhava #buddhism #travelstoke #traveldeeper ...more
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The 11 hour bus ride to Melamchighyang is good for practicing patience. Along the way you feel like you get to know the people on the bus even if you don't talk. So when you see them get off with all their ghee, wai wai and other essentials without thought you wave goodbye and smile then I think, awee... they're leaving. I wish them well and look forward to the mystery of how many more times the bus will get stuck before we get to Melamchighyang. - - - - - - - #Nepal #arewethereyet #travel #friends #nepali #everydayeverywhere #natgeotravel #nepalphotoproject #travelnepal #yolmo #helambu #bus #local #canonasia #myfeatureshoot #connection #travellingnepal ...more
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Low hanging clouds turn what could be a rugged Himalayan landscape into a Irish dream. Sounds like two male characters in a romance novel. - - - - - - #India #rotangpass #travel #road #manali #adventure #clouds #explore #himalayas #everydayeverywhere #canonasia #fog #instatravel #landscape #optoutside #landscapephotograpy #natgeofineart ...more
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A wet and rainy descent of Rohtang pass leading to Manali. It's quite an adventure and with paragliders flying high over head makes the winding road even more entertaining. The pass provides a natural divide between the Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture (in the south), and the arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist culture in the north. - - - - - #India #rotangpass #travel #road #manali #adventure #clouds #explore #himalayas #everydayeverywhere #canonasia #high instatravel ...more
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Today is the day that marks Buddha's birth, death and enlightenment. For those who like happiness selfless acts of kindness will be of benefit. You can also mentally or physically offer a butter lamp, candle, incense, food, money, a smile. With bodhicitta it's all good. Video: Making butter lamps and getting my hands dirty. When offering a butter lamp we see the flame as wisdom. The wisdom that dispels the darkness of ignorance. - - - - #sagadawa #butterlamps #buddhism #buddha #nepalphotoproject #myfeatureshoot #nepal #merit #wisdom #blessing ...more
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The straight line cutting across this mountain is a road that used to be known as the second highest motorable road. Taglang La pass in Ladakh comes in at 17,582 feet (5,358 meters) It is now logged as the 12th highest motorable pass. Either way it's darn high and there's no lack of Indian Tata trucks chugging up it kicking up dust. It's probably fully paved by now but when I was there, mountain bikers were petaling up in the dust and exhaust. šŸ’Ø - - - - - #India #ladakh #mountains #jammuandkashmir #Taglangpass #everydayeverywhere #high #travel #pass #landscape #bbctravel #lehmanalihighway #canonasia #lightroom ...more
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