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

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  1. Bruno D'Amicis said:

    28/05/2012 15:25

    Oriol, what a great image of the Vishnu's tail! I've seen its unmistakable shape from the airplane once, but I'd love to share the chilly air of that sunset with you...

  2. Giclee Printing said:

    26/09/2012 15:23

    Wow, another great shot. You guys really do have the best job in the world. This looks so beautiful. Id love to go to Annapurna.