The Foreign Service Journal, January-February 2020
102 JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2020 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be consid- ered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print else- where. Include a short descrip- tion of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. R ight after a winter sunrise, photo enthusiasts come to the Yamuna River bank in New Delhi to capture stunning sunlight and beautiful migratory birds through the smoky haze. The second-largest tributary of the Ganges River and the longest tributary river in India, the Yamuna originates in the Yamunotri Glacier at an elevation of 21,000 feet in the Himalayas, east of the Ganges’ point of origin. It flows down from the mountains and into the plains for some 850 miles in parallel to the Ganges, passing through New Delhi before finally merging with the Ganges in Allahabad. Like the Ganges, the Yamuna is highly venerated in Hinduism. Approximately 57 million people depend on its waters, and the river accounts for more than 70 percent of New Delhi’s water supply. Also like the Ganges, the Yamuna suffers from heavy pollution. In this photo, a man on his self-made raft collects plastics and recyclable materials for a living. n BY YULONG WANG n NEW DELHI, INDIA Yulong Wang is a Foreign Service spouse. His wife, Sarah Ziebell, is a public affairs officer in New Delhi. He has previously lived in Russia, Indonesia and Tibet. This photo was taken with a Nikon D7200, 18-300mm lens.