From the depths to the heights. Dawnlight over the visible horizon casts a glow that gleams on the snow-blown peak of Annapurna South, viewed from the village of Chhomrong in the Annapurna Conservation Area. In this shot, Annapurna I (the world’s tenth highest peak) is clearly visible over the ‘shoulder’ of Annapurna South, while the peak of Hiun Chuli is the nob off to the right. At this time in the morning (around 5.30), the mountain heights seem to glow before the first rays of the sun actually kiss the peaks. If you look closely at this shot you can see the snow and ice blowing from the mountaintop. The tips of the Himalayas jut into the jetstream here, and the wind roars past at over 200kph- when it’s quiet in the Sanctuary, you can actually hear it. Nepal’s Annapurna region is one of this planet’s beautiful places.
- Annapurna I: 8,091m/26,545ft
- Annapurna South: 7,219m/23,684ft
- Hiun Chuli: 6,441m/21,132ft