The Tiger's nest has been built into the side of a 2,000 cliff. The "cave" I mentioned above is on the very right of the photo near the top. The "retreat house" is on the left mid-photo. You can just see the prayer flags spanning the chasm to the right of the monastery.
Several of our group stopped at the tea house, where this photo was made. If you only made it here, it was worth it. But I am determined to go on.
Retreat house at the bottom of the chasm between the chorten and the Tiger's Nest.
Prayer flags strung across the chasm.
A telephoto close-up from the same spot as the prior photo.
And a similar post card shot from a few feet down the trail ... the prototypical post card shot.
Warning - Big: I allowed Photoshop to composite 7 individual photos to create this. If printed it would be an 8 x 36 inch print. Feel free to click on it and select X3 or (O)riginal to see the fantastic detail of this waterfall. Frozen detail down to individual water droplets.
One of two photos from the chorten. In some ways I like this better because of the flags which provide context.
Near the branch in the previous photo, I could lie down on the trail and shoot through a small gap in the trees. Ah, what we sacrifice for our photographic art! Several of our chilips are undoubtedly still laughing at me lying in the trail!
It's a long ways down ... a fact that's on my mind as I climb the narrow track to the tea house.
A photo of a tree branch on the way up. This was about half way to the tea house and I was beginning to stop at any provocation ... like photographing an artistic branch.