The stunning Karakoram mountain range
This large mountain range spans the borders between Pakistan, India and China and is a part of the greater Himalaya.
Although living in the harshest of landscapes, the animals of the Himalayas have provided natural gifts to humanity.
From the scent of musk deer impregnating the walls of mosques to the incredible strutting displays of the monal pheasant influencing the rituals of India and Pakistan’s border guards, there's much cause for wonder and amazement.
The Temminck's tragopan (Tragopan temminckii) is a medium-sized pheasant. Males are stocky, red-and-orange birds.Wildlife Finder: Temminck's tragopan
They are found in the forests of South Asia, from northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet and the northern provinces of China.
The snow leopard sits proud on a mountain ledge, surveying the slopes beneath her.Snow leopards on Wildlife Finder
Her prey, the markor, are rutting and battles between rival males echo around the valley.
The chase is concealed by a thin veil of snow but Himalayan wolves and golden eagles watch with intent hoping to pick up any morsel of food left over in the snow.
Beautiful time-lapse footage of the Himalayas.Watch the Himalayas come alive
- David Attenborough
- Mark Fletcher
- Executive Producer
- Tim Martin