This is a 5 shot vertical panorama taken when the Milky Way was at the zenith on 24th May, at 2:41am. We were battered after a long 6 hours of trekking in the day but I still pulled myself out of bed at 2 in the morning when I realised that the Milky Way would be directly above the mountain. While I was taking the second shot a really bright meteor streaked past in the sky in front of me and I would have missed it if not for the 25" exposure time. In the background, several porters enjoy the warmth of the campfire while the rest of my trekking team rest in their tents.
May 30, 2017