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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WOW: Breathtaking photo of Mt. Everest

PHOTO: Mount Everest, in two billion pixels

Posted by Anup Kaphle on December 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

You must have seen thousands of photographs of Everest. But there have been none like this:

Image shows Khumbu glacier from Pumori viewpoint near Mt. Everest. Click on the photo to view in full resolution. (Photo Credit: David Breashears)

(Click to see the panoramic image of the Himalaya in gigapixel navigation)

According to NPR, the image is the result of a project by David Breashears, who has already climbed the highest mountain in the world five times. He used old images of Everest and its glaciers and combined them with new ones.

The photo is part of a broader project called GlacierWorks by the mountaineer Breashears, who made the much-acclaimed IMAX documentary “Everest.”

His project aims to document the current state of glaciers in the Himalayas and how the mountain and those glaciers are being affected by climate change.

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