A view of the Ngozumpa Glacier in the Gokyo valley, Khumbu region. The peak towards the left of the photo at the head of the valley is Cho Oyu, at 8201m the sixth highest mountain in the world. In the foreground, on the glacier, we can see a so-called supraglacial lake; fed by surface meltwater, it will grow as the glacier slowly grinds its way down the valley, and unless the waters find themselves a natural outlet through a drainage hole into the glacier, or through the maze of surface rock, then it could pose a threat of flooding to communities down the valley; one day it will reach the snout of the glacier and its waters will be released to thunder down to the plains of the Terai, potentially sweeping away low lying villages or causing steep valley sides to slip in dangerous, unpredictable landslides.
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Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-06-24 13:15
wow, amazing, breath-taking scenery, wonderful, also the skies...well done, this is an amazing photo of even more amazing place...
take care, Ivana
sam224 (6215) 2006-06-24 13:38
Great colours for this shot which makes me dream of being there once. Good perspective and depth with the glacier and the snowy mountains dominating the view.
gary91 (15348) 2006-06-25 3:45
Incredible colors for an incredible landscape. Going to this part of the world must be an awaken dream. This environment is at the same time dangerous, but so wonderful.
Thanks for bringing us back this fabulous image.
Best regards. Christian
mightyweed (1292) 2006-06-25 9:22
It is an amazing photo of very beautiful and unusal area...I like the composition and the colors...I am just wondering if the sky is a PS product..?
Cretense (68703) 2006-06-27 5:50
Incredible landscape shot from one of my favorite countries. Excellent composition and perfect exposure that gives us beautiful colours. Great note too!
Congratulations and TFS,
fserajian (2295) 2006-06-27 14:55
This is a beautiful composition, the sky is lovely with a well balance contrast. Well done, TFS
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-06-27 17:38
hi philip, really amazing landscape here. one region i have not yet explored...but really should go there! great capture also.
compliments!! cheers arnoud
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-06-28 22:50
great photo Phillip. Colours are very nice and the place is strong! Light is very nice too.
arturo (31) 2006-08-24 16:19
so this is how the retreating glacier works look like...it does appear as human made to be frank...like some mine deposits...well, i'm here 'cause of the background really...funky cloud, deep blue sky and the mountains far in the distance...lovely capture & a very interesting note...cheers, arturo
jiherka (4552) 2006-12-09 7:36
Nice view of this glacier, even if there is no more ice on it. The picture show us the bottom. We see the work done on it by the ice. It is a good view. Also the sky on the back is so blue.
mdetay (4865) 2007-01-06 20:40
Nice shot of the Ngozumpa glacier. Excellent light and contrast.
Well done. Congrat.
IgorDeleze (585) 2007-01-12 9:09
Amazing mountain picture.
All is perfect in you picture. The colors, the framing and the composition.
The sky with those clouds is great.
silvia_zenova (1336) 2007-02-23 4:58
amazing view, good seen and captured. I like the simple composition for such a severe place. Perfect exposure despite the bright sunlight. The air seems crystal and the colours are so saturated! My favorite type of landscape:)Congrat.
wishlist (4133) 2007-03-09 5:40
I think this is one og the best landscape I've seen so far here on TE. DOF is just amazing and the colours superlatives. Composition and exposure are excellent. Nepal is one of the dream of my life..maybe one day..
for now..thanks for sharing this stunning shot
deud (1920) 2007-03-26 2:52
great view! the polarizing filter increase the visual impact! very well. tfs
abulafia (4900) 2007-10-27 7:38
Beautiful and dramatic scenery. I like the dark blue and cold looking sky.
ku-fotak-chtik (1142) 2007-12-09 6:32
I love this picture. Really nice colours and composition.
Derric62 (35) 2010-07-15 3:54
Amazing stuff. Very impress I like it very much.
Thanks for sharing...
SanjeevSharma (4) 2010-07-15 4:11
Amazing photo captured.... once i was still, when i saw the view.
Also wants to visit this Valley, but due to my health i didn't reach this place...
Thanks for uploding...
- Copyright: Phillip Homer (fijiphil) (1355)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Eos 100, 28-105 mm, Polarizing Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Round The World And Back Again
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-24 8:22
- Favorites: 1 [view]