An Iridescent (Rainbow) Cloud in Himalaya

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    I observed rainbow (iridescent) clouds early morning on October 18, 2009 from trail to Khumjung, just 500 meters from road fork to Gokyo and Tengboche. I was ahead of my friends, so when I met my Annapurna buddy, who was going to Khumjung (to see Yeti scalp) I decided to go with him for a while. We sat on stones to talk and drink my green tea and suddenly I saw this spectacular phenomena . It was my first time I saw this phenomena and luckily I had my Nikon D90, so I was able to capture it. I called other people's attention (english women) to this, but not sure if they succeeded to capture it with their soap-camera. I was lucky, while my friends miss these clouds. Turbulence, ice crystals in the low cloud and wonderful Himalaya produce this great picture. The mountain is Thamserku (6623 m).

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    1. caorach 28 months ago | reply

      Absolutely amazing and a wonderful capture.

    2. picqero 28 months ago | reply

      Your brilliant image deserves
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    3. Sunnycharacter 28 months ago | reply

      I can't get over this. I just keep staring. Absolutely superb capture!

    4. Ian Bramham 28 months ago | reply

      I've read about these but never seen one for myself - what a great find!

    5. www.amardevsingh.com 28 months ago | reply

      Fantastic. Once in a lifetime photograph.

    6. al_lupo photography 27 months ago | reply

      spectacle!

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    7. varahus 27 months ago | reply

      Esta brillante foto merece un Nikon-flickr-Award

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    8. Suraj S 27 months ago | reply

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    9. papyrazzi 27 months ago | reply

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    10. ld photography 12 27 months ago | reply

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    11. tinntang 25 months ago | reply

      That looks like its gonna be some pretty cool stuff man.
      www.Anon-Works.tk

    12. BlueisCoool 25 months ago | reply

      Very nice capture - congrats!

    13. Cricketfern 24 months ago | reply

      Do you sell prints of this photo?

    14. Oleg Bartunov 24 months ago | reply

      Hmm, didn't think about this !

    15. vera_bing 20 months ago | reply

      holy moly ! this is awesome !!

    16. oenomel2003 19 months ago | reply

      Where can I order a print of this beautiful image?

    17. chrisgrohusko 9 months ago | reply

      Very rare and beautiful

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