Wanderlust
10 Beautiful Photos Of K2 That Will Blow Your Mind!
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Published: Aug 3, 2015

Polish photographer David Kaszlikowski took a series of stunning photographs of a glacier in the Karakoram region of Pakistan while on a film expedition. At the Baltoro and Godwin-Austen glaciers near K2, the second highest mountain in the world, he sent his drone on flights to scout the surrounding landscape

1. At the heart of Karakoram, a glacier formation found at Concordia at the very beginning of one of the longest glaciers on the planet, Baltoro

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2. K2 mountain captured on a clear night just before sunrise

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3. K2 is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 metres above sea level

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4. Training climb on the ice features of the Baltoro glacier

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5. A photographer uses LED light to ‘paint’ the snow at Karakoram

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6. The porters’ tent at K2’s base camp is just a tarpaulin stretched over the stones, left, while the other tents belong to expedition members

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7. Expedition members meander between crevasses with the Gasherbrum IV massif visible in the background

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8. A view of the Gasherbrum IV massif

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9. Balti porters carrying loads which range from 25kg to 50kg, a task they undertake often wearing only basic rubber sneakers filled with fresh grass to stop their feet slipping

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10. The porters photographed outside at base camp. They sometimes light fires using rubbish from the expeditions

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The original version of this post and these pictures can be found here.