Meet the amazing mountain with the silhouette of a sleeping woman

Since the end of March it has been circulating on social networks an amazing satellite photograph of a mountain with the appearance of a sleeping woman. Have you seen her? Know if this image is real or it is a misconception.

On various platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, this photograph was shared thousands of times, stating that it was the Mexican volcano Iztaccihuatl. This being well known for having a silhouette that looks like a woman sleeping on her back. But, the truth is that it is actually a work of digital art called “winter sleeping”, of the designer Jean-Michel Bihorel.

For many network users, this was not a surprise, since several of them assured in the publications that it was not that volcano. But it looked like a computer generated photography.

In fact, one of them clarified that this beautiful image did not belong to any volcano in Mexico or the world. He indicated that it was an image created by the French artist Jean Michel in three dimensions.

The Iztaccihuatl

58 kilometers southeast of Mexico City is this amazing inactive volcano It has the appearance of a sleeping woman. It is 5,220 meters above sea level and its name comes from the words in Nahuatl “iztac” Y “cihuatl” what together do they mean “White woman”.

The Iztaccihuatl is attached to the popocatepet volcano by a mountainous road known as Paso de Cortés. And they are practically right next to each other. According to a popular legend, these volcanoes were a couple of lovers, the Aztec warrior Popoca and the princess Iztaccíhuatl, who loved each other madly. Therefore, their love story was immortalized by the gods by turning them into mountains.

original image

When a thorough search of the popular photograph was carried out on Google, they found that it corresponds to a work by the artist Jean-Michel. His creation he called “Winter sleep” which in Spanish means “winter dream”.

It was also found that the same image appeared on social networks referring to a chain of mountains in Alaska. But these publications were also denied. The author uploaded the original design to Facebook on March 19 and when asked, he stated that the image was his creation.

He explained that the digital work was his. He said that he couldn’t say for sure what inspired him for this series of giants in mountainous landscapes. He added that she was experimenting with the female body, and came up with the idea of ​​having sleeping bodies in landscapes. He also shared that a few years ago he made his first series on the surface of the sea.

Therefore, the image that had been shared as a satellite photograph of the Mexican volcano Iztaccihuat really belongs to a digital design.

What did you think of this information? Have you already seen the photograph on social networks?