PHOTO: Mount Everest, in two billion pixels

I stumbled across this today at the Washington Post. I almost didn’t follow the link. But, I did and all I can say is… Wow… This is awesome.

You must have seen thousands of photographs of Everest. But there have been none like this:

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(Click to see the panoramic image of the Himalaya in gigapixel navigation)

According to NPR, the image is the result of a project by David Breashears, who has already climbed the highest mountain in the world five times. He used old images of Everest and its glaciers and combined them with new ones.

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