© Craig Bill


Uploaded: March 31, 2019 06:01:22 | Entered: April 30, 2019 14:21:49


After two days of high altitude hiking, we finally came up on a relatively new found Peruvian landscape called Rainbow Mountain. The hike was riddled with altitude sickness, pounding headaches, food poisoning and heavenly vistas. At times, I just could not get over how crippling a few meters of steps left me out of breath and energy. But it was worth it as the unbelievable striated color mountain finally appeared in the distance ahead of the second day. Standing over 15K feet, this world class visual experience begged to be viewed in full panoramic exhilaration. Just how this stretch of mountainous peaks attained these colors. Rainbow Mountain is a relatively new find - that is to say global climate change melted the snow that used to almost permantetly diguise this acropoliptic wonder, now leaving it exposed and in danger to new relentless travel crowds and erosion.


Jane Timmerman level-classic March 31, 2019

Beautiful !! A big congrats on your successful hike! ...a great achievement, photos, and memories. #1723055

Oscar J. Pung level-classic March 31, 2019

Beautiful, colorful panoramic landscape photo. Almost otherworldly. Enjoyed reading your description too. #11758196

Rudi Reiner level-classic March 31, 2019

Wow, this a spectacular landscape shot, nice work and great effort to get there! #11758216

Mike F. Anderson March 31, 2019

This is almost to hard to imagine that it exists. It is so wondrous to behold. Great capture, Craig! #11758276

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 16, 2019

Thanks for suffering to bring us the beautiful image! Congratulations! #11779974

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 16, 2019

So amazing. Congratulations on the hike and POTD. #11779977

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 18, 2019

This is an amazing image....Well done Craig! Congratulations on your finalist and POTD badges! #11780245

Laura E. Swan level-classic October 23, 2019

I'm so glad you survived it and came home with this winning image! Wow, what a tale of daring adventure you can tell of this exciting chapter of your life!! Congrats to you Craig on the POTD and Finalist! It's such a one of a kind image. -Laura Swan :) #11780829

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