Everest & the Emerald Lake by UrtheCast Gallery
For many, the idea of ascending to the top of Everest, the highest mountain on our small blue marble, is the height of epic adventure. That legendary climb has been chronicled in renowned works like John Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" and has served as an imposing metaphor in countless other works of art. But from up on the International Space Station, Everest — like many larger-than-life places on the planet — looks almost...small. Bisected by Nepal to the south and Tibet to the north, Everest can be spotted at the top of the image below, right in the middle of the frame. Scroll down to see more... Imagery captured by UrtheCast's Theia camera aboard the International Space Station.