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mauna kea
12-MAR-2008 © DK Hein 2008

mauna kea

13,796 feet (4,205 m).

Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world when measured from base to summit. Since the base
is located on the seafloor about 19,000 feet (5,800 m) beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean,
its total height is approximately 33,000 ft (10,000 m).

Submitted for the Thursday 03/13/08 Totally Informal Transglobal Challenge Topic: “Under Cover”.

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Nikon D200
1/1250s f/4.8 at 56.0mm iso100 full exif

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Guest 06-Apr-2008 21:08
I love the many layers of this landscape photo.
Enny29-Mar-2008 10:18
wonderful landscape, view.
Stefanos Lampridis17-Mar-2008 17:05
well done, very nice colors in the foreground
Nancy Lobaugh15-Mar-2008 15:08
beautiful shot!
January Grey15-Mar-2008 06:29
Gorgeous light and beautiful clouds! A scenic masterpiece! Nice work, Dave! V~
William Tockes15-Mar-2008 02:38
Great idea for the challenge and nice landscape shot. The big island has so many different areas photograph your a lucky man to live on the Hawaii islands.
Yvonne14-Mar-2008 11:04
Beautiful landscape shot Dave!
Cooper14-Mar-2008 02:59
carolynne_w14-Mar-2008 02:29
Dave, this is a really lovely shot and so perfectly suited to theis challenge!
Jonathan Popp14-Mar-2008 01:57
Great shot and thanks for the lesson
Noel Saratan13-Mar-2008 23:06
Great shot!! v
laine8213-Mar-2008 22:04
Awesome dimensions
J. Scott Coile13-Mar-2008 20:03
What a great enigma!
Dan Chusid13-Mar-2008 18:25
Looks like sunbathing is out today.
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Baine Carruthers13-Mar-2008 17:58
Wow, you've COVERed a lot of ground here
Dave Hein13-Mar-2008 17:53
for Graham (and all): Mauna Kea was climbed by prehistoric Hawaiians and considered a sacred place. Remnants of worship sites there can still be found. The photo shows (just slightly at the left edge of the cloud puka :) two of the many world class astronomical observatories... among them, Canada-France-Hawaii, Subaru, W.M.Keck, Gemini, Univ of Hawaii 2.2 & 0.6 Meter telescopes, James Clerk Maxwell, and the westernmost antenna of the 25-meter Very Long Baseline Array. Today the summit is the home of leading edge astronomy.
Barbara Heide13-Mar-2008 16:36
Máire Uí Mhaicín13-Mar-2008 15:44
Beautiful landscape shot.
Guest 13-Mar-2008 15:28
Anybody climbed it base to top???
Beautiful shot!
k_grqst13-Mar-2008 12:23
Beautiful landscape- and fits the theme very well.
Maaike Huizer13-Mar-2008 12:18
This is beautiful. And a good interpretation.
faye white13-Mar-2008 11:39
beautiful view!
Cindi Smith13-Mar-2008 11:19
No one ever thinks that there is snow in Hawaii but there is! Great shot!
Jola Dziubinska13-Mar-2008 11:19
Beautiful scene.
Ann...13-Mar-2008 10:58
What fabulous scenery!!
Heidi Jonker13-Mar-2008 07:48
I like the see through in the clouds.
Pat Shawyer13-Mar-2008 07:36
Beautiful !!
Barry Moore13-Mar-2008 06:12
Gorgeous scenery. Must visit one day!