Photographer's Note

The sun faded behind the horizon and in it's dying moments gilded all in it's path with warm golden light, interspersed between the long tree shadows protruding like conical hats across the grassland in ever increasing length. Behind me lay taiga forest, and in front of me a view of the Bayan mountain range - brilliant white snow gracing the northward slopes of each mountain - a painting before my eyes.

In this remote corner of earth I never expected to experience such beautiful landscapes. This scene slowly unfurled before my eyes as we sat watching the sun set - natures perfection.

I wonder how many of these peaks have been climbed before? I never imagined Mongolia to be so mountainous but actually the entire country is speckled with mountains such as these - some of which measure more than 3000m in height. The other side of these mountains you'll find the northern end of lake Khovsgol - follow the mountains north (left in this photo) and you'll be in Russian Siberia within 30km.

It's honestly one of the most beautiful spots I've ever seen and I'd recommend anyone to visit!

I feel it's worth mentioning this photo is unchanged from the original save a shadow of myself I've cloned out. The colours are completely natural!

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Additional Photos by Lee Marshall (litiancai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 2 N: 288] (1048)
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