It was Siberian ibex this time at Ikh Nart. I’d see them on previous trips and always take photos, but my main goal has been seeing as many argali as possible. This year most of those were 20km or so to the northeast, so it was not possible […]
The next ten or so posts will cover all the places I visited on this past trip, some familiar and well-loved and some new. The two-week trip with Pokey emphasized the best wildlife viewing places that I’ve found. We headed west out of Ulaanbaatar on a sunny August […]
After lunch at the lovely spot that ended the previous post, we drove higher into the mountains, up where there were forests of larch trees. Many of them were a reddish color, which indicated that they were dead or dying of a beetle infestation. […]
One of the places I most want to go back to and spend a week camping, painting and sketching is this place. For me, the “Valley of the Yaks” is the whole package. Green mountains, beautiful small rivers, herders, their gers and their animals, raptors like black kites […]
Continuing on from last week: Once again, the identifications are my best guess based on the field guide “Flowers of Hustai National Park”. Corrections more than welcome. Except where noted all plants photographed at the Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve.