In March 2017, French photographer Lionel Prado spent three months in Ladakh, in the Indian Himalayas, to study the cohabitation of man and wildlife. He was enamoured with the idea of crossing paths with a snow panther, also called a snow leopard, in this foreign terrain. After 7 days in the small valleys he was finally able to see and photograph one, standing just 800 meters away from him.
Afterwards, Prado moved on to Changtang where he met the nomad families living there, observing the strong link between man and domestic animals needed for survival and protection. Going deeper into the culture, he discovered the important role Tibetan buddhism played in the nomadic society, urging people to respect all forms of life in the name of karma. The resulting series explores the beauty of nature, man, wildlife and the beauty that comes with isolation. Follow his latest adventures on Instagram.