N. A. Tombazi

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N.A. Tombazi (Νικόλαος Τομπάζης, Nikólaos Tompázis 1894–1986) was a Greek photographer who, on a British Geological Expedition in 1925, apparently sighted a Yeti creature at 15,000 feet in the Himalayas of Tibet.

Later, Tombazi would state:

"Unquestionably, the figure in outline was exactly like a human being, walking upright and stopping occasionally to uproot or pull at some dwarf rhododendron bushes. It showed up dark against the snow and as far as I could make out, wore no clothes."[1]

About two hours later, Tombazi and his companions descended the mountain, and saw what appeared to be the creature's footprints, described as "similar in shape to those of a man, but only six to seven inches long by four inches wide.... The prints were undoubtedly those of a biped."[1] Tombazi did not believe in the yeti, thinking the figure he saw was a travelling hermit. He wrote a book about his experiences called Account of a Photographic Expedition to the Southern Glaciers of Kangchenjunga in the Sikkim Himalaya, published in 1925.