Manaslu Sunrise Rays ~ Morning crepuscular rays produced by the mountain massif of Manaslu, Nepal. Manaslu at 8156m is the 8th highest mountain of the world. Imaged from the village of Danaqyu (2300m) by Radek Grochowski of Poland. ©Radek Grochowski, shown with permission

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Sun rays or crepuscular rays and shadows are most often produced by clouds. Here the mountain peaks are casting long shadows through the misty atmosphere. The shadows slope downwards but because they still pass over the camera they appear to be radiating upwards from the hidden sun.

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