Winter's Lakeside View Photograph by Gordon Wiltsie
Most families spend the winter in the grassy mountain-sheltered valleys just west of Lake Hovsgol, but some make it all the way to the 85-mile-(137-kilometer-)long lake's edge. Here they'll wait out the long winter in view of the Blue Pearl of Mongolia, the country's largest and most pristine freshwater lake.
Camera: Nikon 8008 Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50 Lens: Nikon 35-70mm zoom Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Clear Time of Day: Near dawn Lighting Techniques: Available light Special Equipment or Comments: This was shot out the door of an aging Russian helicopter, where I was tied into a seat.