Daily Photo – Fading Light on Machhapuchhare

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Fading Light on Machhapuchhare

Ah, the end of the day in the high Himalaya, and the joy to see the peaks turn crimson one by one, with the highest ones getting the last glow. This is Machhapuchhare (also known as Fishtail, due to the way the peak looks when viewed from the south), one of Nepal’s sacred peaks and one of the world’s most prominent unclimbed peaks for that reason. The photograph was taken from Annapurna Base Camp on a perfect evening in the mountains. Machhapuchhare, Nepal.

f/4.0, 1/180, ISO 200, 26.0mm on Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Mk II body