Mountains View, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Surrounded by beautiful mountains, Mutianyu’s Great wall of China has unbeatable scenery year around. This may be in a rugged location, but year-around travel is undemanding with the first-rate cable lift. And even more exciting is the wheeled toboggan ride down from the wall that runs on a winding metal track. Hikers who enjoy a challenge will love the trek with the steep incline to the top of the Wall as well as, the thick forested surroundings.

Mountains View, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 | Exposure f/13 @ 1/160sec | ISO 200 | Focal Length 46mm
Mountains View, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 27
Award Score: 62 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 11, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu, China

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.


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