The four 14,000+ ft tall peaks of the Sierra Blanca Massif in Southern Colorado are catching the first rays of the rising sun while The Valley is still asleep. The Sierra Blanca is known to be one of the most dramatic mountain ranges in North America with two of the 14er considered to be very difficult to climb. But what makes it so special is unique location, because this massif can be seen from far away, sticking up tall on the horizon, with just level plains around it. That’s why I feel this spectacular range looks most impressive when photographed from a distance - for this image over a distance of about 45 miles! This panorama consists of four side by side single images merged into one big pano.