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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.

Photo Fast Facts

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.



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