Shivling is a mountain in the Gangotri Group of peaks in the western Garhwal Himalaya , near the snout of the Gangotri Glacier. It lies in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand , 6 kilometres south of the Hindu holy site of Gaumukh (the source of the Bhagirathi River). Its name refers to its status as a sacred symbol of the God - Lord Shiva's Shiva Linga. It was called "Matterhorn Peak" by early European visitors
because of its similarity in appearance to that Alpine peak.
Shivling forms the western gateway for the lower Gangotri Glacier, opposite
Bhagirathi massif. It lies on a spur projecting out from the main ridge that forms the southwest side of the Gangotri Glacier basin; this
ridge contains other well- known peaks such as Bhrigupanth, Thalay Sagar and Meru.
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npecanhuk (53919) 2013-01-04 6:36
Wonderful mighty peak!
Beautiful nature picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition! The sky is a bit noisy, though.
TFS - congrats,
mayjayne (2792) 2013-01-04 6:38
Nice play of light and shadows here, with a well selected POV.
Noel_Byrne (7450) 2013-01-04 7:54
A fine and mighty peak and an excellent capture of it. The foreground colour is great and gives excellent depth, and the lighting in the whole scene is beautiful.
All the best
cornejo (18130) 2013-01-04 11:28
Hello Subhendu, very nice photo of this lovely white mountain. Very good photo perfectly composed and performed with very good quality. Very good and nice work my friend, my congratulations. Thanks for sharing your interesting work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Greetings from southern Spain.
goutero (830) 2013-01-04 11:41
Shivling is one of my favourite peaks in Himalayas. I`ve never been in Himalayas, the more I like to see photos from there. Thanks for sharing.
cargus (6468) 2013-01-04 21:31
Vue impressionnante sur les montagnes, paysage bien cadré, joué un excellent contraste, clarté et la couleur
GiovanniG (1619) 2013-01-04 21:43
Splendid capture of the this glorious mountain. So nicely balanced with contrast and light.
Well done Subhendu!
Wahclellaspirit (3843) 2013-01-04 22:40
The contrasts of this mountain scene is beautiful to say the least. The darks of the foreground really takes one to the beautiful peak in the background as you wind your way through the scene.
I can only imagine what it must appear like in person...
HimalAnda (5632) 2013-01-05 1:50
Congratulations for this nice mountain picture with great sharpness.
annjackman (13233) 2013-01-05 23:48
The contrasts in this image are very striking. There is excellent detail in the snow-covered mountain which is beautifully set against the very blue sky. The dark foreground has retained much of the textures and sweeping shapes. This is a very pleasing composition and one that I enjoy very much.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (16590)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-31
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Chardham + Chopta, Auli & Delhi
- Theme(s): Chardham + Chopta, Auli & Delhi [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 6:05