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Mt. Everest 360 Degree View Photograph

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline:
Email forward includes a panoramic photograph depicting a 360 Degree view from the top of Mt. Everest


Status:
True

Example:
Subject: 360 degree view from atop Mt. Everest!NOTE: AFTER YOU SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE ENTIRE PICTURE, SCROLL HORIZONTALLY TO SEE THE ENTIRE 360 DEGREES. REALLY NEAT !

This is a 360 degree view from atop Mt. Everest! Fantastic! Most of us would never have seen this save for the computer! You have to scroll down and horizontally to see all of this. Also maximize the screen view to full size. Unbelievable.

[This email forward arrives with an amazing panoramic photograph from the top of Mt. Everest.]



Detailed Analysis:
The breathtaking photograph that arrives attached to this email forward is genuine. It does indeed depict a 360-degree view from the top of Mt. Everest. It was featured as Nasa’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) on March 6 2005.

The photograph is credited to Roddy Mackenzie, an Australian photographer and adventurer who climbed Everest in 1989. According to the Everest Views website, Mackenzie captured a series of wide-angle images of the Himalayas using a Widelux panorama camera.

Copies of the 360 degree view photograph and other Everest shots are offered for sale on the Everest Views website.


References
APOD: 2005 March 6 – The View from Everest
Everest Views
Roderick Mackenzie: Climbing MOUNT EVEREST
WIDELUX FV IMAGES

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