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Alpine Peak
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A Geminids meteor fireball over the Llano River in Mason, Texas.
Montezuma Castle
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TWO GENERATIONS
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A single lightning strike over a mountain top cross.
Cows enjoying a slower life in the Dolomite mountains of Italy.
Baffling Mt. Thor
A fawn days after birth staying low to avoid predators.
A Forbidden Area.
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Great White Shark
Secret Vista
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Hidarib women in Sawa, Eritrea.
Red Dunes
Goggling at Mt. Asgard
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Field of Dreams
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Baffling Mt. Thor

The Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island has many natural wonders. Mount Thor is one of them. It is the largest vertical drop on Earth. Its 1250 m of a 105 degrees sheer cliff is on the bucket list of almost every serious climber. Mt. Thor was teasing me for a long time. I wanted to check if it was as mysterious as its name and reputation. Now I can confirm first hand that it is as enigmatic as described. As I hiked through this gigantic valley, I had an impression that Mt. Thor behaved as a guard watching my every step. Each time when I made a turn, I saw Thor’s different angle. Since I was the only human in the entire park at that time, it felt quite comforting. When I reached this viewpoint near the Summit Lake, I decided to spend there a couple of days to capture Mt. Thor’s mysterious aura.

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