Photo Of The Day – Mani Stones On The Trail

Title: Mani Stones On The Trail Location: Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°48’14” N 86°42’24” E) Description: Written on the rocks, over and over, Om Mani Padme Hum. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L ISO 320 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec Altitude 11,502′ Photograph Continue Reading →

Photo Gallery Of The Day – Nepali Still Life

Title: Nepali Still Life Location: All over Nepal Description: If you can’t see the images, click on the title text above to be taken to the website. Or click here. Various and random images of still life from Nepal. Some small, some large. Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Road Life In Bhutan + 4 More

Title: Road Life In Bhutan Location: Central Bhutan, Bhutan, Asia  Description: As most of the Tata trucks in Bhutan came over from India, they retain a lot of the colorful decorations seen in that country. You can certainly see them coming from a mile away. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Market Day In Khuruthang + 8 More

Title: Market Day In Khuruthang Location: Khuruthang, Punakha District, Bhutan, Asia (27°32’56” N 89°52’20” E) Description: Market day in Khuruthang is a bustling event with plenty of fresh vegetables and household goods. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 35mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec Altitude 3959′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stars Over Dingboche + 4 More

Title: Stars Over Dingboche Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia (27°53’38” N 86°49’51” E) Description: Night photography in the Himalayas can be very special because of the clearness of the atmosphere. It’s my “Most stars I’ve ever seen in my life” place. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu In Evening Light + 3 More

Title: Cho Oyu In Evening Light Location: Gokyo, Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu Region, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N 86°41’37” E) Description: Cho Oyu is the 6th highest mountain in the world and like Mt. Everest, it straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet/China. It’s also more stark as it stands alone from the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Dancing Colors In Bhutan + 7 More

Title: Dancing Colors In Bhutan Location: Rinpung Dzong, Paro, Bhutan, Asia (27°25’33” N 89°25’31” E) Description: Tsechus (Festivals) in Bhutan are filled with colors and often days of coordinated dances retelling stories from the country’s folklore. The festival in Paro in the Spring is often one of the largest and most Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kathmandu Chaos

Title: Kathmandu Chaos Location: Kathamandu, Nepal, Asia ( 27°42’13” N 85°18’50” E) Description: I’m missing Nepal just a little today but not the congestion. This image was shot during a photo tour I led in 2013 from a road overpass. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nepal’s High Places

Title: Nepal’s High Places Location: Khumjung, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia (27°49’30” N 86°43’12” E) Description: Missing the high places today. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 190mm Aperture f/7.1 Shutter Speed 1/800 Altitude 12,532.1′ Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Deserted Namche

Title: Deserted Namche Location: Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Up before the crowds,  tour of Namche has a totally different feel. The streets are wider and the calm of the mountains fills a chill air. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Photography.  

Photo Of The Day – Trongsa Dzong

Title: Trongsa Dzong Location: Trongsa, Tronga Dzongha, Bhutan, Asia Description: Dzongs are fortresses, typically centuries old, serving as both the religious and governmental focal point for regions. In this case, both a Buddhist temple and the seat of regional government are housed behind the stories tall walls. In Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu, Front And Center

Title: Cho Oyu, Front And Center Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia Description: For my money, I’d rather stare at Cho Oyu from this vantage point than at most of the views of Mt. Everest. They both stradle the Nepal/Tibet border and they are both tall Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mong La Morning Panorama

Title: Mong La Morning Panorama Location: Mong La, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: This image is stitched together from 117 images shot just as the sun was breaking over the Himalayas in Nepal. Click on the image for a larger version. Shot in HDR to compensate for the extremes between Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Afternoon Chat

Title: Afternoon Chat     Location: Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: It was a calm spot out of the way. Around the corner there was, I kid you not, a Kathmandu police bad playing YMCA to a packed crowd. But these two gentlemen found themselves a quiet spot Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Buddha On The Mountain

Title: Buddha On The Mountain   Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: At 17,500′ above sea level, this is surely one of the highest Buddhas in the world. Gokyo Ri is what’s known as a trekker’s peak; a summit that doesn’t require mountaineering skills to obtain. It’s Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wandering Above The Glacier

Title: Wandering Above The Glacier Location: Above Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Two trekkers wander above the Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal’s largest. It is the part on the left that looks like a gravel pit. This is because it is receding, a process that is hastened by the accumulation Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – A View Of Kathmandu That No Longer Exists – How You Can Help

Title: A View Of Kathmandu That No Longer Exists Location: Dharahara Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: This view no longer exists. It was shot from the top of the Dharahara Tower during a beautiful sunset in 2011. Less than two weeks ago the tower collapsed during the 7.9 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Monk Debates or That One Monk Who Was Being A Jerk

Title: Monk Debates   Location: Jakar, Bumthang Valley, Bhutan, Asia Description: On my first visit to Bhutan we were lucky enough to have time at a local monastery in Jakar, near the center of the country, to witness an afternoon of Buddhist monk debates. I couldn’t understand a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Khumjung And The Himalayas

Title: Khumjung And The Himalayas Location: Khumjung, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A good way to play down the less than optimal atmospheric conditions is to switch over to black and white. I love the punch it gives this image of one of my favorite town in the Khumbu.

Photo Of The Day – Water Delivery

Title: Water Delivery Location: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: Clean water for residence is not always the easiest to come by. Most houses have some running water, but when the water shuts off, as is sometimes the case, delivery is your best bet. And delivery usually means a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tent Camp In Front Of Cloud Shrouded Thamserku And Kangtega

Title: Tent Camp In Front Of Cloud Shrouded Thamserku And Kangtega Location: Dole, Nepal, Asia Description: A step up from roughing it but not quite glamping, these tents have a very commanding view in all directions from the town of Dole. More image from Dole are here. Like Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Layers Of Wadi Rum

Title: Layers of Wadi Rum Location: Wadi Rum, Jordan  (29°37’31” N  35°30’1″ E) Description: Shot in the beautifully picturesque desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan, this shot is part of my 2015 calendar called Layers. Find it and six other calendars here. Like the photo? Join the club. Continue Reading →

2015 Calendars Are Ready!

I’m happy to announce this year I am releasing not one, not two, but seven different 2015 wall calendars! And because of price drops, all calendars are just $15 (+S&H). The subjects of each calendar are : US National Parks Sunrise & Sunset Himalayas in Color Himalayas in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu And Whipping Clouds

Title: Cho Oyu And Whipping Clouds Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N  86°41’37” E) Description: Early in the morning, as the sun is slanting in from the East, Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, wears a whip cream hat. Like the photo? Join the Continue Reading →

Digital Creation Of The Day – Sunrise And Prayer Flags

 Title: Sunrise And Prayer Flags Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Another in a series of digital creations, this one entirely rendered on my iPhone with Adobe Ideas (but it started as a background image from this post, which I subsequently traced and filled). This image was a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Machermo Peaks as seen from Gokyo Ri

Title: The Machermo Peaks as seen from Gokyo Ri Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N  86°41’37” E) Description: The Machermo Range is classic Himalayas. Sharp, frozen, impassable. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Focal Length 50mm Aperture Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – North Block, Central Secretariat of India

Title: North Block, Central Secretariat of India Location: New Delhi, India This image is included in A World of Panoramas digital version, available September 9th, 2014. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed 1/60 Altitude unknown Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The View From Gokyo Ri

Title: The View From Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: High up in the Himalayas, at about 17,500′, you can see forever. Here, from the summit of Gokyo Ri at daybreak, four of the six highest mountains in the world are visible, including Mt. Everest Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Dzokyos and Kantega

Title: Dzokyos and Kantega Location: On the route to Everest Basecamp near Dughla, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Dzokyos are a cross between high altitude (and shaggy) yaks and lower elevation cows (not so shaggy). They bridge the gap in a need for a pack animal that can operate Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Taktsang Palphug Monastery Panorama Exploration

To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out, or use [Shift] to zoom in and [CTRL] to zoom out. And if you want to turn things up a notch, choose “Fullscreen”. The image is 12MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Night Market

 Title: Night Market Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: When the work day is done and just before dinner, markets spring up in Kathmandu. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Tamron 18-270mm ISO 2500 Focal Length 18mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed .3 seconds Altitude Unknown Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Moon Over The Machermo Range

Title: The Moon Over The Machermo Range Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’12” N 86°42’55” E) Description: On its way to setting, the moon strikes a pose high above the Machermo Range in Nepal’s Himalayas. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light

Title: Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’6″ N 86°42’59” E) Description: Located near the town of Machermo, early morning light is always worth the (very) early start in the Himalayas. Even if the clouds are out, there’s a chance of something Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Desert Minaret

Title: Desert Minaret Location: Haddis, Al Batinah North, Oman, Arabian Peninsula, Asia (23°11’12” N  57°37’20” E) Description: One fact I learned quickly in traveling through Oman, the minarets are usually quite colorful and unique. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 110mm Aperture f/8 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Dzokyos With Loads Of Kerosene

Title: Dzokyos With Loads Of Kerosene Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°47’24” N  86°43’8″ E) Description: Dzokyos are a hybrid cross between higher elevation-tolerant yaks and lower elevation-loving cows. They carry loads for trekkers and mountain climbers in the Himalayas in a range where the moderate temperatures would overheat Continue Reading →