Oriol Alamany - The most beautiful mountain?
In recent years my wife Eulàlia and I have made three long journeys on foot in the Annapurna Conservation Area, to document in photographs the beauty and natural values of this Himalayan mountains ecosystem. It is extremely difficult to photograph the wildlife there so we focused on the extraordinary flora, landscapes and lifestyles of the people who live there.
The Machhapuchhre (6997 m) is the most beautiful mountain in that massif, or perhaps of the whole Himalaya. But it is not easy to photograph. On our first trip in full monsoon season was always hidden by the clouds. And almost the same happened in our second trip, although the season was much better.
The best views with the characteristic kite tail like shape are from the south, but we do not had any good light when there. But climbing to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp on the West side of the mountain we had some wonderful evenings with excellent light and enjoy the views under a freezing cold.
Location: Annapurna Conservation Area, Himalaya, Nepal
Tags: annapurna, area, asia, conservation, himalaya, machhapuchhre, mountains, nepal, oriol alamany, snow, sunset