Aug 1, 2015

Pakistan's glacier near K2 as viewed from a drone - In Pictures

Polish photographer David Kaszlikowski took a series of stunning photographs of a glacier in the Karakoram region of Pakistan while on a film expedition. At the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers near K2, the second highest mountain in the world, he senthis drone on flights to scout the surrounding landscape

At the heart of Karakoram, a glacier formation found at Concordia at the very beginning of one of the longest glaciers on the planet, Baltoro

K2 mountain captured on a clear night just before sunrise

K2 is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 metres above sea level

Training climb on the ice features of the Baltoro glacier

A photographer uses LED light to ‘paint’ the snow at Karakoram

The porters’ tent at K2’s base camp is just a tarpaulin stretched over the stones, left, while the other tents belong to expedition members

Expedition members meander between crevasses with the Gasherbrum IV massif visible in the background

A view of the Gasherbrum IV massif

Balti porters carrying loads which range from 25kg to 50kg, a task they undertake often wearing only basic rubber sneakers filled with fresh grass to stop their feet slipping

The porters photographed outside at base camp. They sometimes light fires using rubbish from the expeditions
The article originally appeared in The Guardian

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