Ama Dablam Startrails

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Asia

Site: Sagarmatha National Park - Nepal

Date: November 2009

Planet Mars (the brightest trail) rises in the starry sky of World Heritage Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal, as recorded in this multi-exposure digital startrail image. See the same scene in a time-lapse video. Pictured above is Ama Dablam (6812 meters) one of the most scenic mountains of Himalaya, and of the most difficult to climb. Ama Dablam means "Mother's neclace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. For several days, Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest base camp. Babak Tafreshi/

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