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Around the World Through a Photographer’s Lens – Pakistan in Pictures

Photos and Words by Dave Stamboulis

Around the World Through a Photographer’s Lens is a weekly feature from Award Wiinning travel photographer and writer, Dave Stamboulis.  Every Monday afternoon you can find Dave’s work here at Vagobond. See the world through a photographer’s lens.

Despite the reputation for fanaticism and violence, Pakistan remains one of the world’s most colorful and diverse spots, both in landscape and in people. Here is a bit of Pakistan in pictures.

1) A lone tent sits under K2, world’s second highest mountain, in the Concordia region of the Himalayas

A lone tent sits under K2, world's second highest mountain, in the Concordia region of the Himalayas

2) Moonrise over Kangri Peak in Concordia

Moonrise over Kangri Peak in Concordia
3) Freshly baked nan bread in the bazaar in Peshawar

Freshly baked nan bread in the bazaar in Peshawar
4) Spices piled high in the bazaar in Peshawar

Spices piled high in the bazaar in Peshawar
5) Sending logs down the river for timber is a dangerous trade, several men die each year along the Chitral River

Sending logs down the river for timber is a dangerous trade, several men die each year along the Chitral River
6) Traditional Kalasha girl carrying water in the Chitral region

Traditional Kalasha girl carrying water in the Chitral region
7) Modern dentistry hasn’t quite made it to Pakistan

Modern dentistry hasn't quite made it to Pakistan
8) Cricket remains the country’s most popular sport

Pakistan Cricket Boy
9) The world’s highest polo match takes place every year between the Gilgit and Chitral regions of the Karakoram

The world's highest polo match takes place every year between the Gilgit and Chitral regions of the Karakoram
10) The Passu Cathedrals, stunning mountain scenery of the Karakoram

The Passu Cathedrals, stunning mountain scenery of the Karakoram

 

 

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Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis (Facebook Page)  is a global nomad who spent seven years traveling 40,000 kilometers around the world by bicycle. His book Odysseus Last Stand chronicles that journey. Dave resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he works for magazines, newspapers, and stock agencies as a freelance photojournalist.  His quest for stories and images in off the beaten track places has taken him to spots such as Borneo, Ethiopia, Bolivia, and other way out locations, often reached via bicycle, kayak, or on foot.  you can check out his work at www.davestamboulis.com and his most recent photography at his Flickr.

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