14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
On Sacred Ground
On what was the third day of hiking the Everest Base Camp Trek, dusk fell on my trekking buddy and I near some Buddhist monasteries with prayer flags. We were still in the lower mountains so trees were plentiful and low clouds shrouded the hills in awe-inspiring mystery. Just before the sun sank into the horizon, it sneaked one last ray through the mist and trees, perfectly illuminating the prayer flags to create a divine scene.
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||Nov. 30, 2016, 12:01 p.m.