Category: Outdoor Scenes
Photo and caption by David Kyle
At 15,000 feet in the Himalayas of Nepal the air is thin and clear. On my downward trek from Lake Tilicho to Jomson in Nepal I was constantly looking at Dhaulagiri 1, the 7th highest mountain in the world at 26,795 ft and the highest summit in the Dhaulagiri Range. The name Dhaulagiri comes from Sanskrit and means dazzling, white, beautiful mountain. On my decent I noticed a rock buttress (in the foreground) that reflected the shape of the Eastern slope of Dhaulagiri and its color, contrast and ancient junipers provided a great accent to Dhaulagiri 1 in the distance across the valley.
Location: Near Jomson, Nepal, June, 2012