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On the Top of the World

Published February 22nd, 2012

There are places you will never believe exist. No computers, Internet, daily routine, traffic jams. It’s wide and breathtaking. It’s actually so big, that it might take you years to travel it all. I’m talking about mountains.

I don’t know if many had been there, or if whether many companies have been there, and I bet it’s not a very large number.

Some people, like Anton Jankovoy are the explorers in a classic sense. They find thrill in going places, and then — going beyond. They show that human is not a merely traffic-jam-sitting-sapiens, but rather a crown of evolution.

Anton is not a usual person in one more sense. He is stunningly good photographer, bringing amazing and unbelievable photos from his travels.

Not to mention, he’s so good that Apple (yes, that Apple) reached out to him and bought one of the images for the next OS release. Could that be Mountain Lion? We’ll find out this summer!

And it’s a real please that Anton loves 500px so much, that he brought a flag with him during his trips. And just like that, 500px-branded flag traveled to the top three of eight-thousanders, and been around many other peaks. The views are completely unbelievable, and the photos are just a bleak representation of what it feels like standing there — overlooking the massive wild landscapes.

Check out all the amazing photos by Anton on his profile.



In the background — Cho Oyu (8,201 m), shot from 4,850 m

  • October 9th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 200mm / f/16 / 1/320 sec

500px and Mt. Everest

Mt. Everest (8,848 m) is seen in the background. Photographed from the 5,180 meters

  • October 9th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • 175mm / f/7.1 / 1/400 sec

What a View!

  • October 4th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 170mm / f/2.8 / 1/1600 sec

500px and Pumori

Peak Pumori (7,161 m) in the background. Shot from the top of Kala Patthar (5,643 m)

  • October 5th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 50mm / f/6.3 / 1/400 sec

500px and the Top of the World

In the background — Mt. Everest (8,848 m) and Lhotse (8,516 m), shot from the top of Kala Patthar (5,643 m)

  • October 5th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 15mm / f/13 / 1/160 sec

Beautiful view

A view from Cho La (5,420 m). To the left of the flag you can see the peak of Ama Dablam (6,812 m), which is one of the top 3 most beautiful peaks on our planet.

  • October 6th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 15mm / f/22 / 1/125 sec

The wonder of this world

A view from the top of Gokyo Peak (5,357). Below is the glacier Ngozumpa and lakes Gokyo

  • October 8th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 24mm / f/7.1 / 1/500 sec

Different Angle

  • October 9th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 15mm / f/8 / 1/800 sec

The Past and the Future

In the background — Virupaksha Temple (India, Karnataka), one of the temples of the empire Vijayanagara.

  • November 22nd, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/800 sec

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Manu Ignatius  about 4 years ago


Amit Shaw  almost 5 years ago

I am from India and Nepal is very Close to us but never get chance to Visit, now Anton Its My Time to Visit there and yeah with Banner of My Lovely Image Site 500px :) Soon you guys will get some awesome Image from This Newbie Photographer :)
I am 600D DSLR Owner with 18-55 kit lens... Please Suggest me what should i carry to shot awesome Photos at That Mountain Area? I don't have Awesome Lens or Awesome DSLR Like 5d my :) So please suggest me to shoot awesome with my low budget SLR?

Matthieu Charpy  almost 5 years ago

Great set of shots!

franco zd  about 5 years ago

I'm jelaous!

RYNTEN  about 5 years ago


Subhabrata  about 5 years ago

Simply breathtaking!

Király Sébastien  over 5 years ago

very cool set!!!

ivan syah  over 5 years ago


Jørgen Mikkelsen  almost 6 years ago

So great. Like them very much..

Samir Pradhananga  almost 6 years ago

None of us have done b4 even being a proud Nepali. Thanks 500px for your Essay/ Story & all the Efforts for such a Classy Collections. Bravo....

Evgeny Tchebotarev  almost 6 years ago

Thank you for keeping it so beautiful for us all :)

Juri Kralle  almost 6 years ago

Amazing shot. Great photo story :)

Mohan Duwal  almost 6 years ago

Thank you so much for visiting my country Nepal :)

M HJ (inactive)  almost 6 years ago

Advertising for 500px, no wonder you're the 1st choice for "story" and "travel" !
You must have envoyed so much these eautiful mountains, what a trip :)

Akshay Shaha  almost 6 years ago

Awesome..... ::::)

Dmitry Solomashenko (inactive)  almost 6 years ago

Великолепные фото, прекрасные восхождения! Огромное спасибо за вашу работу и посвященность.
Очень люблю apple, фотографии и ваш сайт!

Dmitry Solomashenko (inactive)  almost 6 years ago
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swwanna  almost 6 years ago


Hans-Helge Bürger (inactive)  almost 6 years ago

Awesome :)

Jonas Gliß  about 6 years ago

So good, so stunning...no words! ;)
Have to go there!!

Bikrant Poudel (inactive)  about 6 years ago

Its just amazing to see the mountains of Nepal. Thank you guys for showing these mountains and peak to the world !!