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mountains in Nepal illuminated by the moon
February 20, 2013

Moonlit Mountains, Nepal

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I watched as the beautiful full moon rose at Annapurna Base Camp, lighting up the entire landscape as if it were daylight. It provided the perfect lighting for this photo as I set up my tripod and shot one of the few majestic 8,000-meter peaks on this planet, surrounded by a starry night backdrop.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? The colors here are beautiful, but what I really like are the layered textures illuminated by the unseen moon—the soft feel of the mountains in the foreground, the airy delicateness of the clouds, the chiseled ice of the mountain face—under the thick blanket of stars. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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Photograph by Max Seigal, My Shot

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