Standing amongst giants, Annapurna Sanctuary by John Spies


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Standing amongst giants, Annapurna Sanctuary by 

Dawn at Annapurna base camp, Nepal, and Mindy, my 14-year-old daughter, is overshadowed and overwhelmed by 8000 metre Himalayan peaks.


mountain, snow, nepal, alone, himalayas, wonder, annapurna, trekking

I am an Australian expat living in the hills of Mae Hong Son province Thailand (please visit I photograph almost everything, above and below ground.

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  • MrJoop
    MrJoopalmost 5 years ago

    What an experience!!

  • It certainly was, we had our 6 year old son with us on this trip- they had never seen snow before.

    – John Spies

  • gobucki
    gobuckialmost 5 years ago

    Oh wow. What a great way to see snow for the first time for them. That will be something they won’t ever forget.

  • Thanks Matthew, it was incredible, and during the night we spent there it snowed a lot so on this morning it was fresh clean snow with no prints

    – John Spies

  • kiran-
    kiran-almost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot!

  • Cool, thanks kiran

    – John Spies

  • fenjay
    fenjayalmost 5 years ago

    Remarkable. Absolutely gorgeous scene John.

  • Thanks for that Fenjay

    – John Spies

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, lucky kid to have an adventurous father who shows her the edge of the world!

  • It was a super hot dry summer in Thailand, school holidays, and my children said ‘daddy, we want to see snow’. Well, exactly 20 years before I had been to the Annapurnas and trudged through snow….so I told them ‘I know a place, we will have to trek there…’. It was a 10 day trek but we all loved it, including the 6 year old who walked all the way.

    – John Spies

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! On making the Top Ten in a First Things Group challenge.

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 4 years ago

    Absolutely breathtaking. Amazing shot!!

  • Thanks for the great comment Tatum.

    – John Spies

  • Lass With a Camera
    Lass With a Ca...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful and stunning!

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