In 2019, I traveled on a motorbike to Ladakh, a harsh and barren land of great natural beauty, located in Northwestern India. This series documents my journey through one of the coldest and highest inhabited places in the world, where over centuries of geographical isolation, Ladakhi people have established a remarkably rich culture. A culture which has met their basic material and spiritual needs, while at the same time protecting the integrity of the fragile ecosystem. After developing my film rolls, I noticed something curious, In many of the images, people seemed to be instinctively drawn to the rocks and boulders of all sizes that so distinctively contribute to define the region's landscape. Almost as if symbolizing nature's ambivalent role as a strict yet benevolent guardian.