Sean Gallagher@sean_gallagher_photo

Photographer & Filmmaker documenting global environmental issues. National Geographic Creative | Pulitzer Center Grantee | Founder @everydayextinction

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Sean Gallagher

A man checks his cellphone while riding the Xining to Lhasa train, a 24-hour journey that takes passengers across highland grasslands and through mountain passes into Tibet. It's regarded as one of the most interesting and visually spectacular train journeys in all of China. #tibet #tibetanplateau #china #train #trainjourney @natgeocreative


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A man prays in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. One of the spiritual centers of Tibet, thousands of pilgrims visit each day, journeying here at least once in their lifetimes. They walk clockwise around the palace, pausing to pray and take in the sacred structure before them. #tibet #tibetanplateau #lhasa #potalapalace #religion #buddhism @natgeocreative


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On the road to Ganden monastery near Lhasa, a Tibetan Mastiff dog stands on a small table. Traditionally, this fearsome dog was used by farmers to protect their livestock from wolves and bears. Now, many act as props for tourists to have their photo take with, providing basic incomes for local farmers. ••• #tibet #tibetanplateau #gandenmonastery #lhasa #dogs #china #canon #canon5dmarkiii @natgeocreative


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A monk walks through the narrow alleyways of Ganden monastery in Tibet. The monastery is one of the most important in the region and sits on top of a mountain near Lhasa at an altitude over approximately 4,300m. ••• Would you like to join me here next year? Click the link in my bio to learn how. ••• #tibet #tibetanplateau #gandenmonastery #lhasa #buddhism #china #canon #canon5dmarkiii @natgeocreative


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Tibetans take part in a 'kora', a practice whereby they walk around holy and important sites in a clockwise direction. They do this as a type of pilgramage, or meditative practice. In this instance, the pilgrims are walking around Jokhang temple, in central Lhasa. It is considered the most holy temple in all of Tibet. Everyday, from sunrise to sunset, people peform the kora. It's a fascinating practice to watch and you can observe people from all walks of Tibetan life.
#tibet #tibetanplateau #lhasa #jokhangtemple #buddhism #dji #djiosmomobile2 @natgeocreative


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Sean Gallagher

A pilgrim pauses as she walks through the narrow alleyways of Ganden monastery in Tibet. The monastery is one of the most important in the region and sits on top of a mountain near Lhasa at an altitude over approximately 4,300m. ••• #tibet #tibetanplateau #gandenmonastery #lhasa #buddhism #china #canon #canon5dmarkiii @natgeocreative


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Prayer flags fly at the top of a mountain pass leading to the stunning Yamdrok Lake in Tibet. Nestled in at over 4,400m the turqoise freshwater lake glistens like a jewel in the distance, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. ••• Shot just a couple of weeks ago during my latest travels on the Tibetan Plateau. Learn more by clicking the link in my bio. ••• #tibet #tibetanplateau #buddhism #lhasa #yamdrok #china #dji #djiosmo @natgeocreative


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A woman laughs as she poses for pictures near the Potala Palace, in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. ••• This image was taken this past month as part of my new project in the region. I'll be sharing more images in the coming weeks from my travels in this little-visited region. ••• I'll be back here next year leading a new photo-expedition. Click the link in my bio to learn more about how to join me there. #tibet #lhasa #buddhism #china #roofoftheworld @natgeocreative


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Would you walk this perilous trail to get the photo you wanted? Two days ago, I shared an image with you of a spectacular view of a bird flying over a mountainous Tibetan landscape. That image was taken from this trail which runs around a mountain, on top of which sits the incredible Ganden monastery. Pilgrims walk this trail around the mountain which often narrows to no more than a foot wide at somepoints. It's one of the most breathtaking views I have ever seen. You just need a little nerve to walk this path to the best points to take a photo! ••• I'm coming back here next year. Want to join me? Click the link in my bio to find out how. ••• #tibet #tibetanplateau #gandenmonastery #lhasa #buddhism #china #dji #djiosmo2 @natgeocreative


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A woman prays outside of Jokhang Temple, in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. It is considered to be the spiritual center of Tibet and pilgrims come from all over the region to circle its walls. ••• This image was taken this past month as part of my new project in the region. I'll be sharing more images in the foming weeks from my travels in this little-visited region. ••• #tibet #lhasa #ganden #buddhism #china #roofoftheworld @natgeocreative


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A bird flies over spectacular valleys near the Ganden Monastery in Tibet. Pilgrims circle the monastery which sits upon a mountain near Lhasa, offering spectacular 180 degree views of the surrounding countryside. ••• This image was taken this past month as part of my new project in the region. I'll be sharing more images in the following weeks from my travels in this little-visited region. ••• #tibet #lhasa #ganden #buddhism #china #roofoftheworld


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Sean Gallagher

Many of you have been following my recent posts from the Tibetan Plateau and my IG stories updates from my recent travels in Tibet. It's one of my favourite places to photograph in all of Asia. ••• Would you like to join me here next year? ••• My new photo expedition in 2019 will take you on one of the most iconic journeys in the world, from Lhasa to Mount Everest Base Camp. Beginning in the mythical capital of Tibet, you will explore and photograph the famed Potala Palace, witness devout pilgrims prostrating through the streets and photograph some of the city’s most sacred sites. We shall journey out of Lhasa through spectacular mountain passes, view alpine glacial lakes surrounded by snow-capped mountains, arriving at Everest Base Camp to witness sunrise over the world’s highest peak. This once in a lifetime trip will provide unforgettable photographic moments from one of the world’s least travelled regions. ••• Click the link in my bio to learn more about this trip and how to sign up! ••• This month I'll be sharing brand new images feom Tibet here on my feed.


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