Sunrise and view over the east summit, Mawenzi (5100m), of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The photo is taken from about 5700m, on the way up to the west summit and Uhuru peak (5895m). After many hours of walking in moonlight, the sun was welcome.
Wow. Welcome back Albert ! I'm already impatient to see your shots. This one is really a good start. An overwhelming point of view with this intense glowing sunrise. And you were veru brave to climb up there ! :-)
22 Sep 2011 10:12am
@Florence: Thanks Florence. Your comment is a good start for me too :)
An awesome landscape image.
22 Sep 2011 10:42am
Thats an outstanding pic ! Great landscape and excellent sunrise above the clouds ! Perfect !
22 Sep 2011 11:10am
Incredible. You must be quite a hiker as well to summit the tallest peak in Africa. How long did it take to climb?
22 Sep 2011 11:38am
@DigitalBlind: Thanks John! Well, I love hiking. :) The hike before summit day was 5 days for acclimatization (this was relaxed hiking with a lot of rest - I was lucky and didn't get any altitude sickness), then on summit day it took 8 hours (starting at 11pm) from the base camp to peak, and 4 hours back down to the camp, with only short drinking breaks. Then one more day to leave the national park. All the way just walking, nothing technical.
FANTASTIC ! Stunning processing ;)
22 Sep 2011 12:06pm
spectacular vista, stunning capture. Envy you been there. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the work you made on this trip.
22 Sep 2011 12:34pm
A beautifully framed and composed shot Albert! Breathtaking beauty! ;-)
22 Sep 2011 1:32pm
My gosh! This is like an island in a sea of clouds and show. Fantastic! 5 stars.
22 Sep 2011 1:35pm
22 Sep 2011 2:14pm
Wow! another sublime photo! Great landscape !
22 Sep 2011 4:33pm
Beautiful view that you've captured here above the "sea of clouds!" Love the warm color that contrasts well with the mountain snow. Glad to have you back from break and posting once again. I look forward to those photos you speak of.
22 Sep 2011 5:30pm
Gosh Albert you really are well travelled!
This is a stunning scene, very nicely done.
22 Sep 2011 5:44pm
Such a reward for all that hard climbing to get up there.
22 Sep 2011 9:33pm
exquisite. mountain climbers always try to reach the summit right before sunrise
22 Sep 2011 9:53pm
fantastic light and excellent composition for this landscape shot!
23 Sep 2011 1:44am
A breathtaking capture of this beautiful sunrise and mountains.
23 Sep 2011 3:04am
Very nice shot !
23 Sep 2011 4:06am
Wow, otroligt fin bild!
23 Sep 2011 5:23pm
Wow, this is really beautiful..congrats!
24 Sep 2011 3:24am
Congratulations for the spotlight
24 Sep 2011 5:14am
@Calusarus: Thanks Calusarus! What a surprise, I didn't know.
So glad to see this awesome image rewarded by Spotlight ! Congrats, Albert !
24 Sep 2011 9:04am
pretty amazing high scene
must be great to be there
25 Sep 2011 4:22am
Awesome shot ! Congrats !
25 Sep 2011 8:33am
Was für atemberaubender Blick! Sensationell. Herzlichsten Glückwunsch zum Spotlight ;D
25 Sep 2011 10:26am
one word: wow!!
25 Sep 2011 10:29am
25 Sep 2011 10:33am
it is so fascinating to welcome the sun in this height! definitely a moment to memories for the rest of your life! breathtaking landscape and capture!
25 Sep 2011 11:11am
wow, what a wonderfull shot. No explaining that this has to be a wonderfull moment.
25 Sep 2011 1:13pm
25 Sep 2011 4:27pm
majestuosa imagen un saludo
25 Sep 2011 5:30pm
25 Sep 2011 8:05pm
such a gorgeous expanse. breath taking!
25 Sep 2011 9:25pm
26 Sep 2011 5:42am
26 Sep 2011 8:35am
Fantastic -- other-wordly
27 Sep 2011 2:21am
Congratulations for your "spotlight". Your shot is fantastic !
28 Sep 2011 8:34am
Majestic image. I love the contours and colors.
28 Sep 2011 7:03pm
Spectacular. And clearly this shot required a devotion to photography just to get there to see this. (Must have been chilly up there.)
29 Sep 2011 6:16am
Joli couché de soleil sur ces monts enneigés!
La montée fut pas trop dur?
30 Sep 2011 12:33pm
omg superb shot!! ;D
2 Oct 2011 6:34am
Surreal landscape, excellent
3 Oct 2011 11:40pm
Amazing shot. Beautiful composition and timing. A great effort to frame this one, huh? At first I imagined it to be foaming ocean in the background and sand in the foreground ... Then I saw snow, and clouds ... it made me rethink the whole thing and then (finally) make sense of it. The true story is worth the beautiful image.
4 Oct 2011 1:32am
Magnífica puesta de Sol, muy buen trabajo ;)
5 Oct 2011 1:15pm
so that's what the top of the world looks like then!
Pretty special if you ask me!
8 Oct 2011 8:35pm
.....c'est juste Magnifique!!
9 Oct 2011 4:18pm
what a delight to see the Kilimanjaro and especially in those colors that I did not when I fly in a balloon. Superb!
5 Nov 2011 6:25am
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