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These are spur ridges off the Neelkanth massif that towers directly above the Alakananda gorge in the ancient town of Badrinath. These sharp peaks rise from the 3000m elevation of the alakananda river to 6000m summits in one steep slope. Continuously eroded by ice and winds, the peaks have an impressive triangular look, which adds to the beauty of the U-shaped valley of Badrinath. The winter ice above 5000m rarely melts, forming hanging glaciers that cling on to the rock cliffs and look over the tiny red monasteries far below.

The post-processing is a bit strong, but I think the peaks look most impressive in b&w. I did try cropping out some of the black sky at the top, but it didn't look as good.

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