TIME FOR TI­BET

Vin­cent Mu­nier’s pref­er­ence for sub-zero lo­ca­tions has taken him to the Arc­tic, but he re­gards Ti­bet as an even greater chal­lenge…

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Where will your next ma­jor project take you?

I hope to re­turn to Ti­bet in order to try and pho­to­graph wild yaks, markhors (a large species of wild goat), and the fa­mous snow leop­ard.

I tend to grav­i­tate to places where the weather is ex­treme, and Ti­bet has some of the most ex­treme con­di­tions I have ever ex­pe­ri­enced: strong winds, un­pre­dictable weather and tem­per­a­tures well be­low -20C°. I have worked near both the North and South Poles, but Ti­bet is an even more dif­fi­cult en­vi­ron­ment.

Ti­bet comes with the ad­di­tional bur­den of high al­ti­tude. It is also ex­tremely dry, with clouds of dust that plume with each step through some ar­eas. The land­scapes, how­ever, are fas­ci­nat­ing, as is the wildlife that thrives there.

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