I Saw A Yeti!: 2-Billion Pixel Photo Of Mount Everest

December 19, 2012


This is a zoomable 2-billion pixel photo of Mount Everest. Well, technically this is a screenshot of that photo, but if you go HERE and click on the picture you can pan and zoom the actual image to your coal-black heart's content.

The final composite...was assembled from almost 400 separate shots taken with a 300 millimeter zoom lens. It's so detailed you can apparently even see climbers making an ascent, and one of the base camps full of tents, all from the comfort and warmth of your couch.

Aww yeah, I love exploring from the comfort of my own couch! And sometimes -- SOMETIMES -- I like exploring from the comfort of my own toilet. "You don't have your own toilet, we SHARE one." Shut up, Derrek -- you're embarrassing me in front of my friends!

Thanks to keith and Retch E. Wretched, who both told me there's a topless woman somewhere in the photo but wouldn't tell me where so now I plan on viewing ever single pixel until I find her. I hope you two weren't lying!

  • Jim Cook

    There is a UFO above the 2nd peak from the right... Click the link, zoom in and you will see it.

  • RDarker

    All I saw were people down below on the ridge when you pan to the left and to the bottom. It still shows you how immense that mountain is.

  • ODwanKenObi

    That is an obvious photoshop job. You can tell because the shadows are all wrong. Its just like that episode of mork n mindy where mork says nanu nanu and teleports to his home planet via his egg ship

  • Idlethoughts

    Daisy... what happened to you, I hardly even recognize you.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    can we use this to see all the dead bodies that are left on the mountain?

  • Michael Knight

    if i had that camera i'd take pictures of my peener.

  • Louis Kaplan

    When i first glanced at the photo, i thought those little yellow dots near the bottom were mushrooms or something. Zooming in on them brought a great deal of perspective.

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