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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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May 1, 2010, 5:54:11 PM
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The Cloud Piercer Rests by octane2 The Cloud Piercer Rests by octane2
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Aoraki the Cloud Piercer (Mount Cook) imaged moments after the sun had set off the west coast of New Zealand. You can see the last light illuminating the top third of Aoraki.

I have never scampered up a mound or a hill composed of loose morraine as fast as I did this evening in the freezing cold to capture the last few rays of light bathing this almost mythical place.

Aoraki is the tallest mountain in New Zealand, standing about 3.8 km tall. I wish to climb it some day.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1.3s f/16.0 at 40.0mm iso400
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SilverVulpine Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent landscape! :)
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0oxo0 Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Superbe!!
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:iconwild-visions:
Hi!
In few month I'll go to new zealand for a 30days photo trip, i'm trying to see what are the best places to visit, and this certainly looks like a good one!

It would be great if you could tell me where you took this picture and if there's a difficult hike to be done to get there?
I'll go in NZ in septemer, hope not to find too much slow in the mountains!

Thanks in advance,
Niccolò Bonfadini
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:icondwth:
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 155th/156th.:wave:
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:iconvomitbear:
If you climb it, bring a camera!:shakefist:

Nice shot!
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:iconmutrus:
Very good shot. I like it :shocked: :omg:
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:iconguyalt11:
WOW!!! amazing! :)
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TheWaga Jul 25, 2010  Student
It's very good. :)
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