Sagarmāthā is Mount Everest, the tallest and most famous mountain of them all. This incredible peak stands at 8,848 metres and has grown a few inches since this photo was taken nearly two years ago. The mountain tops to the immediate right of Everest are Nuptse and Lhotse (the 4th tallest in the world), which are all connected to Everest via various ridges and cols. This shot was taken from the top of Gokyo Ri, itself quite a tall peak (at 5,357 m it's higher than Mont Blanc) but a small fish really with these neighbors. Everest from this profile roughly shows the ridgeline which makes up the political border between Nepal and Tibet (China). I have never seen a world icon, natural or man made, that has impressed me more than Everest and the Himalayas.
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batalay (39489) 2012-10-12 21:04
It's a pleasure to be among the first to see this spectacular photo. It's not difficult to visualize the folding action in the tectonic plates that created the Himalayas, that continue to grow.
Have a good weekend,
GREGG (7888) 2012-10-12 22:17
I really enjoy mountain scenery,
nicely presented mightiest mountains of the world,
three mountain ranges - each in a different shade
have a nice day,
cornejo (44591) 2012-10-13 4:22
Hi Matt, very good, interesting and nice photo of these lovely and magnificent mountains, very pretty picture made with good technique and quality. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Best regards and best wishes.
sabermonajati (11315) 2012-10-13 7:03
fascinating view from splendid snowy mountain you captured.
mvdisco (17794) 2012-10-13 9:42
Beautiful mountain landscape of this lovely place in Nepal, excellent POV. of the Mount. Everest with a sharp presentation and colors tones,
Great shot Matt,
Have a nice WE..Michel
rychem (39309) 2012-10-13 11:18
Splendid photo of the mountains, great DOF, nice effect of layers of the ridges, well done
zoomer (6) 2012-10-13 11:45
Greetings,absolutely breathtaking!Superb photographic quality and light.I took the easy way out,at the same time you took this picture,when I was on Mauna Kea.Best wishes,Wolf.
bukitgolfb301 (43548) 2012-10-13 14:42
Hi dear Matthew
Another wonderful and breathtaking landscape image!
You well described so details of the mountains. Light management is excellent. Blue and white color touch is marvelous! Background sky is also attractive. quality shot as usual. Thanks for your sharing and have a good Sunady!
Takero from Tokyo
vjmite (4216) 2012-11-17 2:14
You had great weather for photography here, and made good use of it. Sagarmatha looks brilliant, not to mention Lhotse and Nuptse. Everything stands out crystal clear at this altitude. The spindrift off Lhotse adds a nice touch.
- Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) (5934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-12 20:55