27 Amazing Photos of Majestic Mountains


posted on 17th of july, 2010

Those beautiful, beautiful mountains...

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I have always admired the high mountains. Maybe it's because I live on a flat land and I have to accept the fact that the curvature what we are calling "our highest mountain", is 318 meters high. And I can't show you the pictures, because they are a little bit hard to grasp.

Highest altitudes where I have been are about 1500-1800 metres above sea level (Roman-Kosh in Crimea, Ukraine, and Monte Baldo by the Lake Garda, Italy), and I will never ever forget the feeling of standing on the top of the mountain and looking over majestic mountain peaks and beautiful hillsides. It's just breath-taking beautiful.
I'm not sure if I would like to try mountain climbing on the highest mountains of the Earth, but still those mountains are beautiful to see and photograph.

Here are some photos, that I found on Dreamstime about highest mountains of the world.

5 Highest mountains of the world

Mount Everest, also called Qomolangma Peak, Chajamlangma, or Mount Chomolangma – is the world's highest mountain above sea level at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft). Part of the Himalaya range in Asia, it is located on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China.

K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth after Mount Everest. With a peak elevation of 8,611 metres (28,251 ft), K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the border between the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China, and Gilgit, in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.
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Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,586 metres (28,169 ft). Kangchenjunga translated means "The Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 metres. The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Kangchenjunga is called Sewalungma in the local Limbu language, translates as 'Mountain that we offer Greetings to'. Kanchenjunga or Sewalungma is considered sacred in the Kirant religion.

Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth. In addition to the main summit at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft) above sea level, Lhotse Middle is 8,414 metres and Lhotse Shar is 8,383 metres. It is located at the border between Tibet, China, and the Khumbu region of Nepal.

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Makalu in Nepali, is the fifth highest mountain in the world and is located 22 km (14 mi) east of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.

Those are top five.

But there are so many more wonderful mountain images on Dreamstime... and here are some of them:

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Comments (21)

Posted by Ncn18 on July 21, 2010
soooooo great...I like those pics...
Posted by Starblue on July 21, 2010
What a beautiful blog! It is seen fro your words and choice of imafes how you love mountains! You should make a collection with mountains :-) It would great!
Posted by Sgnajn on July 20, 2010
Nice choice about mountain photos. Thank you for sharing.
Posted by Maigi on July 20, 2010
Oh, don't say it. This is very beautiful!

 Lake in Pyrenees 
Posted by Titania1980 on July 20, 2010
Great images!!! My pyrenees pics aren't very spectacular but are the ones I have closer ;)
Posted by Miele on July 20, 2010
wow! very amazing pics
Posted by Kittycat on July 20, 2010
Amazing images. Thank you for sharing.
Posted by Landd09 on July 20, 2010
Great photo. Good choice. Best regards!
Posted by Maigi on July 19, 2010
Thank you, Alessandro! It's a good reminder. Grass seems always greener on the other side. :)
Posted by Alerizzo78 on July 19, 2010
Wow, you are living in a wonderful place. Maybe in the most wonderful place on the Earth. I was there 2 years ago, and I totally fell in love with that beautiful lake and charming villages around it. And of course - mountains... You are so lucky! :)

Thank you :)
I don't know if it's the most wonderful place on earth, but for sure it's a very beautiful one. You're welcome any time you want to come back again :)
And, by the way, you live in a very beautiful place, too!!!
Posted by Egomezta on July 19, 2010
Amazing images, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Keki on July 19, 2010
what a lovely series !!! great work from all!
Posted by Littledesire on July 18, 2010
I've been to only about 2000 meters high but in the time I wasn't still shooting :) Love the mountains, great blog, great photos!!!
Posted by Maigi on July 18, 2010
Thank you, guys! :) I guess my next blog is about summer heat... or fresh cooling water...
Posted by Wildmac on July 17, 2010
Great blog and images you've chosen! I love the mountains too :)
Posted by Mariaam on July 17, 2010
Thanks, Mailis! Amazing photos and a great article! :)
Posted by Picstudio on July 17, 2010
Simply awwwwwwwsuuuuuuuuuummmmmm pics.
Posted by Mani33 on July 17, 2010
Simply irresistible listing of images & article Maigi as usual ;)
Posted by Nikmd on July 17, 2010
Wow!!! Thats a real great story there and thankyou for including my image of the Kanchenjunga too, I really didnt know so much as you said though I spent most of my childhood there !!!!
Posted by Maigi on July 17, 2010
Wow, you are living in a wonderful place. Maybe in the most wonderful place on the Earth. I was there 2 years ago, and I totally fell in love with that beautiful lake and charming villages around it. And of course - mountains... You are so lucky! :)
Posted by Alerizzo78 on July 17, 2010
Great article Maigi. Living myself in the mountains (close to the Garda Lake you named in your article) I'm absolutely in love with mountains, and I agree with you that the feeling of being on the top of a mountain is breath-taking...one of the best feeling someone can feel.
Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos, and congratulations!



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