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It`s always snowy in the Himalayas. Parts of the Asian mountain chain never see a day without it. It's easy to find pictures of these majestic mountains looking up. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1503/10/sn.01.html

What's meaning of "pictures of mountains looking up"?

Does it mean the picture of mountains that a person took while looking up the mountains?

  • It does not mean that a person was looking up the mountains when taking pictures of it. "Picture" is used to mean the high standing mountain as an observable object. Also used to create a mental picture of the tall majestic mountain. It is used as a verb which means "to Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind." – Usernew Oct 11 '15 at 6:50
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One of many meanings that up has as an adjective is in Wiktionary:

Facing upwards; facing toward the top.

Put the notebook face up on the table. Take a break and put your feet up.

No mountain is standing facing down. Looking up just means ""facing toward the sky""

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