Gaumukh glacier and the snout…


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"Moraine and rubble at the snout of the Gangotri glacier at Gaumukh or Goumukh in the Gangotri national park. Once can see the first few waters of the Ganga / Ganges peeking out from below the glacier, with the pointed peak of one of the Bhagirathi peaks in the background. The water is brown and muddy thanks to all the glacial silt and till. Ssee the blue ice of the Gangotri glacier and trekkers sitting at the base of the snout... Gaumukh Glacier is located in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, India in a region bordering China. This glacier, source of the Ganges, is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers. The glacier is about 30 kilometres long and 2 to 4 km wide. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com.