Galactic Icefall


Jeff Dai

Shuangqiao Valley, Mount Four sisters, Sichuan province of China

EOS 5D Mark II
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Lee Soft Filter NO.2
Loptron SkyTracker

16mm/ ISO2500 / F2.8-F4 / 110s with 0.5x speed

Our home galaxy, The Milky Way and our neighbour, The Andromeda Galaxy, shines in the starry sky of the World Heritage site of Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries in western China. The sanctuaries constitute the largest remaining contiguous habitat of the giant panda, a relict from the paleo-tropic forests of the Tertiary Era.
Being one of the biggest icefalls in the area(height:50m;wildth 20m), it gets frozen up from November to May, making itself the paradise for ice climbers country-wide.