Jan Fleischmann Wildlife & Action


The Kalashpeople and the markhors, a kind of wild goat in northwestern Pakistan, and some

other scenes from the area in Januar-Februar 2010

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Approaching Chitral passing the Hindukush range.

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Chitral is situated around 100 km from the Afghanstan border. It is a mountain region.

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Terichmir motor workshop in Chitral.

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The plane arrives in Chitral. In the foreground is the big mosque

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The mosque in Chitral.

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Horsepolo and cricket are the most popular sports in Pakistan. But the muslim men plays also football

in Chitral on the ground in front of the mosque.

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On every excursion outside Chital I am joined by a policeman.

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Ayun bridge

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Women on the road to Chitral.

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Every day the local persons collect stones for their houses near a marble factory.

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The road where they collect stones often get heavy traffic.

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Hindu Kush range viewed from the guesthouse in Ayun.

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Terichmir is the biggest mountain in the Hindu Kush range. Is is over 7 000 metres.

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Dinner in Hilal Achmeds house in Ayun. He works in the Kalashvalley for the wildlife division.

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Girls on the streets in central Chitral.

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Fazila, 7 years.

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Boy in Chitral in front of a cakeshop.

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Old man in Ayun.

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Young boy in Ayun.

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Young boy cleaning shoes in a shoshop.

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Visit to the Kalashvalley

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The Kalashwomen wear colourful clothes and a special headgear. They have the clothes in their daily routines like washing and dishing in the river.

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Guelnas, a courious Kalashgirl.

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Old Kalashwoman.

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Salam Udin, 30 years shawes.

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Kalashfamily in the village Grom.

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Sinur Gul cuts apples.

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Salima studies at home on her wintervacation.

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Muhammed Ali, Kalashman in the village Grom. He is 50 years.

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Sinur Gul, 45 years. The paintings under her eyes is for sunprotection.

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Toshi became a reserve for protecting the Kashmir markhor.

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Women washing in a willage near Toshi.

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One day I met and join a rescue assistance team in Toshi.

They can be used in naturecatastrophes.

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Their manager directs them to walk carefully down.

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The team practises to walk down with an "injured" member.

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Then it is mine turn to go down.

Photo by: Murad Khan

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Hashi the shepherd walks down with his goats.

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The road in the reseve is used for tranports and taxis.

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Cloudy sky in Ayun. Maybe it will be snowfall tomorrow.

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Zahoor the chef that works in the guesthouse in Ayun has never seen snow before so he is extremely happy.

He comes from Punjabi district.

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The winter has finally arrived. The view over Ayun.

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The fog is covering Chitral.

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Waiting for the wildlife in Toshi at the Watcher´s hut

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A family in a house near the reserve gives us lunch.

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The markhors are running down from the mountain to drink from the river.

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A male markhor climbs.

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Markhor running down.

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Male markhor.

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A markhor on the skyline.

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Photographing the markhor on the skyline.

Photo by: Murad Khan

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A female markhor drinks.

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Chiragh Udin "Miki" my driver, takes a look at a police man´s Kalajsnikov.


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Shazada Gul hunts with his hawk. He is managing the community outside the reserve.

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Friends and relatives to Shazad Gul in his house.

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Shazada Gul feeds his hawk while three of his children, Hadia Bibi, Amad Udin och Musadiq Udin eat candy.