43. The Lhunze Blizzard

Photographer: Tashi Delek

Year: October 2008

Location: Lhunze County, Tibet

Casualties: 7

An autumn 2008 a blizzard took Tibet by surprise, and, double surprise!, it was the worst one in the region's history. Up to six feet of snow fell in just 3 days. Herders lost huge numbers of animals, or had to move them elsewhere to find food.