What’s thirty degrees and covered in snow?

The Online Photographer, an excellent blog for the general photographer, has posted a photo in its “Random Excellence” series on Ralf Dujmovits’s image of Mount Everest hikers–quite a lot of them–queued up to make the ascent. The image seems to be something of an internet sensation.

 

But isn’t the image sort of odd? Doesn’t it look like the hikers are leaning back about thirty degrees. And aren’t the tents all tilted as well, and in the same way? I wonder what the image would look like if you rotated it in Photoshop?

Hmmm.