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…
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.