If you don’t do this right from 12 meters up, it will be breathtaking. Regardless, the photo is. (Be sure to click the photo for the much larger original.)
This photo is taken from part 3 of The Big Picture‘s 3-part year-end retrospective. For those who have not yet heard of it, The Big Picture mines the news wire for high-quality photographs and posts them at stunning resolutions in a simple, thematic blog format. Here are the links to the year-end retrospectives:
2008, the year in pictures
Also, be sure to check the still-ongoing Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2008. Stunning!