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Stunning Pix: From the Rockies to Kangchenjunga and beyond!

Last updated on: January 03, 2014 20:17 IST

Stunning Pix: From the Rockies to Kangchenjunga and beyond!

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We invited you, dear readers, to share your BEST photograph of 2013.

We have been flooded with e-mails. Thank you for your overwhelming response! We look forward to many more photographs.

Sasi Kiran, shares his photograph of Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies.

The lake is famous for its interesting blue colour, the result of refraction of light off the glacial flour (glacier generated silt) in the lake.

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Want to share your best photograph? Simply e-mail your photograph to getahead@rediff.co.in (Subject line: My Best Photograph of 2013).

Please make sure you mail ONLY ONE photograph, the one you think is your best.

Please add a brief write-up of where and when you clicked the photograph and why you think it is your best/favourite photograph of the year.

We will publish the best entries right here on Rediff.com

NOTE: Mails with multiple photographs will not be considered.

Disclaimer: The photographs featured in this series are, to the best of our knowledge, original entries submitted by readers. Rediff.com does not assume any responsibility for their originality.

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Image: Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies.
Photographs: Sasi Kiran

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Portland Head Light.

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Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA, shot by Shuvra Ghosh.

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Image: Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA.
Photographs: Shuvra Ghosh

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Horsehead Nebula

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A picture that's out of this world. Literally.

Here is Madhup Rathi's photograph of the Horsehead Nebula captured using a telescope.

"I am an amateur astronomer," Madhup tells us. "I have taken a long-exposure picture (115 minutes long) of the Horsehead Nebula, Flame Nebula & Alnitak Complex in Orion constellation on Vixen R200SS reflector telescope."

"Horsehead Nebula (the object right-of-center in the picture) is a dark molecular cloud, roughly 1,500 light years distant. It is visible only because its obscuring dust is silhouetted against the brighter red-pink nebula in the background."

"The nebula in the background is ionised by the bright star in the picture, Alnitak."

"Flame Nebula is on the bottom-left of the picture. There again, Alnitak ionises hydrogen into orange coloured gas. This picture is collected over 115 minutes (23 pictures of 5 minutes each)."

"For reference, the head of the horse is about 2 to 3 light years across. The magnification is approximate 38 times."

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Image: Horsehead Nebula.
Photographs: Madhup Rathi
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Bhoothathankettu

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James Kurian's photograph was shot at Bhoothathankettu, a dam and reservoir near Kothamangalam, Ernakulam district, Kerala.

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Image: Bhoothathankettu, Ernakulam, Kerala.
Photographs: James Kurian

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Mussoorie

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Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, by night, shot by Pradeep Suvarna.

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Image: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
Photographs: Pradeep Suvarna

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The Sikandar Lodhi mosque

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Abhay Kumar happened to be at this Delhi mosque on a Friday afternoon.

This is the Nizam Khan Sikandar II (Sikandar Lodhi) mosque, constructed in 1494.

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Image: Sikandar Lodhi mosque, New Delhi.
Photographs: Abhay Kumar

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Muktinath

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The mighty mountains at Muktinath, Nepal, shot by Ranjan Dash.

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Image: Muktinath, Nepal.
Photographs: Ranjan Dash

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Mandu

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Suryanarayana Palanki captures a musician playing a love ballad at the Queen Roopmathi Pavilion, Mandu, Madhya Pradesh.

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Image: Mandu, Madhya Pradesh.
Photographs: Suryanarayana Palanki

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Ladakh

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Ravi Shah from Ahmedabad took this picture during his tour of Ladakh.

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Image: Ladakh.
Photographs: Ravi Shah

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Kangchenjunga

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Sujay Ghatak captures a view of the lofty Mount Kangchenjunga, Sikkim.

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Image: Mount Kangchenjunga, Sikkim.
Photographs: Sujay Ghatak

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Grand Teton National Park

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Dhruti Rathi shot this photograph of a heritage barn at the Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, in June.

Its roof appears to be at the same eye level as the Grand Teton Mountain peak against which it stands.

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Image: Grand Teton National Park, USA.
Photographs: Dhruti Rathi

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Humayun's Tomb

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Ansh sent us his interesting angle of the Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, clicked this winter.

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Image: Humayun's Tomb, Delhi.
Photographs: Ansh

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The Godavari

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KV V S Sudhakar's photograph of a fisherman in the Godavari river near Papikondalu, Andhra Pradesh.

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Image: The Godavari river, Andhra Pradesh.
Photographs: KVVS Sudhakar

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