Salman Rashid

Travel writer, Fellow of Royal Geographical Society

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At 26 April 2015 at 19:55, Anonymous Umar said...

A natural oasis on the Deosai Plains is marmot country. The young of the year emerge from their burrows to explore the world outside and take part in wrestling matches that are good practice for adult life. At the height of summer, the grass is alive with insects. For everything that lives here, this is a time to breed, feed and fatten. But the bounty will be short-lived. For more than half the year, this high plateau is deep in snow. Yellow-headed wagtails come here to take advantage of the brief profusion of insects. But it’s a race against time. They fledge their young before the snows return. Marmots have many enemies: not just snow leopards and birds of prey, but even bears who can


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Deosai: Land of the Gaint - New

The Apricot Road to Yarkand

Jhelum: City of the Vitasta

Sea Monsters and the Sun God: Travels in Pakistan

Salt Range and Potohar Plateau

Prisoner on a Bus: Travel Through Pakistan

Between Two Burrs on the Map: Travels in Northern Pakistan

Gujranwala: The Glory That Was

Riders on the Wind

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