Jan 29, 2019

Picture of the Day: Above the Clouds

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Photograph by Jonathan Kos-Read


In this breathtaking black and white photograph by Jonathan Kos-Read, we see a lone man looking out upon a sea of clouds. To really appreciate this photo, check out the full-size (4217 x 1797) version here.

In the photo’s description, Kos-Read remarks that the shot was taken about 5,000 ft above the Yangtze river on a peak that comes up out of the clouds. The photo was taken in Wushan, Chongqing, China in the Three Gorges region.

I am not 100% sure, but I believe this photo was taken in the Wu Gorge, the second of the Three Gorges of Yangtze River. According to chinatouronline.com:

“Winding over 25 miles, it starts from the estuary of Daning River (east of Wushan) in the west and ends at Guandukou in Badong, Hubei Province… As strange peaks, grotesque rocks as well as fog and clouds surround the gorge, it is usually the most notable of the three gorges. Because of the long and deep canyons in the Wu Gorge, the daily period of sunlight is short which impedes the dispersal of air-borne moisture within the gorge and so creates clouds and fog in a variety of fantastic shapes.”





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