The Ganges: Inside an Indian Tannery

Tanneries, like this one in Kanpur, are a vital part of India's leather textiles industry. In 2009, India produced 8 percent of the world's leather.

In the fall of 2013, photographer and videographer Pete McBride, along with professional climbers Jake Norton and Dave Morton, followed the Ganges River from snow to sea, a distance of some 1,500 miles. They captured these moments on video during a 45-day journey by foot, boat, bike, aircraft, rickshaw, bus, train, and even elephant.

Click here to learn more about Kanpur's tanneries and the journey down the Ganges.

ADDITIONAL VIDEOGRAPHY: Jake Norton, Dave Morton, and Ashley Mosher