“The Martian Lake”, Xinjiang, 2005

Karakul Lake as seen from the top of the hills leading up to Muztagh Ata in the Pamir Mountains. The lifeless red soil, covered by stones and the equally rough mountains in the background give the scene an otherworldly feeling, only countered by the shimmering blue water of the crater lake itself and the green pastures surrounding it. The lake came into being through a meteor impact, adding to the alien touch of the scenery.

Location: Xinjiang, China