Annapurna South, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

The view of the Himalayas range during trekking are breathtaking. One of the popular trails is Annapurna Circuit, and this is Annapurna South – a mountain in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas, and the 101st-highest mountain in the world. Climbing up above 4000m, I realized for the first time in my life that I am not young anymore … Breathtaking were not only the view of the snowy peak of Annapurna, but also the climb to it.

View from Annapurna Circuit, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D5000 with 18-200mm | Exposure f/6.7 @ 1/750sec | ISO 200 | Focal Length 100m
View from Annapurna Circuit, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 18
Award Score: 66.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Landscape Photography
Photograph Location: Annapurna Region, Manang, Gandaki Zone, Nepal

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as Marketing Advisor and Tour Organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.

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