Rock Art, Pumori, Nepal

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Two forms of rock art meet in the high reaches of the Khumbu region – a man-made cairn and nature’s own masterpiece, Pumori in the background. This image is available as a print. f/4.0, 1/500, ISO 160, 190.0mm on Canon…

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Himalayan Giant

These images are best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. The fantastic south face of Dhaulagiri emerges out of the clouds in this view from Poon Hill. Another view is shown below. These images are available as prints. f/8.0, 1/350, ISO 250, 200.0mm on Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, 5D…

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When Night Arrives at Swayambhunath

These images are best viewed large – please click on either for a larger version. The monkeys take it all back. I could not believe how much this place changes within an hour, with the arrival of darkness. The temple is overrun by visitors in broad daylight, and then somehow they all disappear and the…

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Domes of Light

This image is much better viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Another day of high altitude trekking is followed by another magical night in the Himalaya. This was taken close to Dhampus Pass, on the east side of Dhaulagiri. Nilgiri is the mountain in the background. This image is available…

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Beyond the Mountains

These images are best viewed large – please click on them for a larger version. A Mustang boy gazes at the Himalaya from a village rooftop, seemingly wondering what lies beyond. Many people leave the kingdom of Mustang in the winter from a very young age due to the harsh winters and spend a few…

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Nepal’s Grand Canyon

ย This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. This image was taken at dawn from the hills of Mustang, as the distant valley fog rose towards the snowy summits of Nilgiri and Annapurna. The canyon shown in the centre of the photograph, that of the mighty Kali Gandaki,…

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Moon Over Chele, Mustang

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. The kingdom of Mustang has only been open to foreign visitors for 20 years and largely retains its charm from centuries of isolation. Change is on the horizon however, and a road is currently being built through a region that…

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End of the Day, Mustang, Nepal

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. End of the Day A woman from the village of Gheling disappears into the late afternoon autumn light to gather wood for the approaching night. The snow-clad Annapurna massif rises in the background.ย Gheling, Mustang, Nepal. f/4.0, 1/125, ISO 200, 140.0mm…

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