DAILY PHOTO: Inside Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery, Bylakuppe

Taken in 2014 at Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery in Bylakuppe.

DAILY PHOTO: Seeking Shade on a Sunny Mountain, Kashmir

Taken in Kashmir, near Sonamarg, in August of 2016.

DAILY PHOTO: Ajanta Caves from a Distance

Taken in October of 2014 in Maharashtra, Aurangabad District, near Fardapur


While these Buddhist caves look quite prominent now, in 1819, they’d been grown over by vegetation and were long forgotten until rediscovered by Captain John Smith, who was engaged in a tiger hunt at the time.

DAILY PHOTO: Pattadakal Temples, Color & Monochrome

Taken in November of 2020 at the Pattadakal Temple Group