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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.

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Freedom!

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
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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
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What a View!

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

  • October 9th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 15mm / f/8 / 1/800 sec
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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  over 1 year ago
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unbelievable!
a4amit
Amit Shaw  over 2 years ago
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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?
Thanks.
mcharpy
Matthieu Charpy  over 2 years ago
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Great set of shots!
franco_zd
franco zd  over 2 years ago
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I'm jelaous!
RYNTEN
RYNTEN  over 2 years ago
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Amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing!!!!
subhabratadey
Subhabrata  over 2 years ago
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Simply breathtaking!
SirJ
Király Sébastien  almost 3 years ago
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very cool set!!!
masirfan
Awesome Account
ivan syah  about 3 years ago
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amazing
jhmikkelsen
Jørgen Mikkelsen  about 3 years ago
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So great. Like them very much..
samirpradhananga
Samir Pradhananga  about 3 years ago
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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....
tchebotarev
500px Team
Evgeny Tchebotarev  about 3 years ago
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Thank you for keeping it so beautiful for us all :)
Juri_Kralle
Juri Kralle  about 3 years ago
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Amazing shot. Great photo story :)
mkduwal
Mohan Duwal  about 3 years ago
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Thank you so much for visiting my country Nepal :)
ILOVETUNA
M HJ  over 3 years ago
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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 :)
akishaha
Akshay Shaha  over 3 years ago
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Awesome..... ::::)
dimashenko
Dmitry Solomashenko (inactive)  over 3 years ago
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Великолепные фото, прекрасные восхождения! Огромное спасибо за вашу работу и посвященность.
Очень люблю apple, фотографии и ваш сайт!
dimashenko
Dmitry Solomashenko (inactive)  over 3 years ago
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swwanna
swwanna  over 3 years ago
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FELICIDADES !!!!!!
fotoschale
Hans-Helge Bürger (inactive)  over 3 years ago
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Awesome :)
GlissPhotography
Jonas Gliß  over 3 years ago
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So good, so stunning...no words! ;)
Have to go there!!
pbikrant
Bikrant Poudel (inactive)  over 3 years ago
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Its just amazing to see the mountains of Nepal. Thank you guys for showing these mountains and peak to the world !!