Yolyn Am, Mongolia
Yolyn Am, means "Lammergeyer's mouth" after the huge raptors that inhabit this deep ravine in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains.
Even in the heat of the summer months, one can find ice in shaded corners of this valley. The rare and shy snow leopard still prowls these mountains, though you are more likely to see ibex tiptoeing their way across the sheer rock faces above. Meanwhile, hordes of Pallas's Pikas scamper around at ground level.