Photo Of The Day – Taktsang Monastery – Tiger’s Nest

Taktsang Monastery - Tiger's Nest, Paro, Bhutan

Title: Taktsang Monastery – Tiger’s Nest

Location: Paro, Bhutan, Asia

Description:¬†Perched hundreds of feet above the valley below, Taktsang Monastery is steeped in legend and lore of the Guru Rinpoche’s time spent here meditating in the 8th century. The structure is built into and of the rock with the only flat sections being those of wooden temple floors and the few dorm rooms for monks. The monastery is at the end of a strenuous hike, made more so by the already exaggerated altitude at which most of Bhutan sits. But the reward of this view is worth the effort. The kicker is having to descend another 200′ into a cleft in the mountain wall in order to hike up to the entrance of the monastery.

CameraCanon 7D
LensCanon 10-22mm EF
Focal Length10mm
Shutter Speed1/200


Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Licensing (email).

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