Volcano Casts a Giant Shadow Across Clouds at Sunrise

Tumwater, Washington resident Nick Lippert captured this amazing photograph of Mt. Rainier casting a long shadow across low hanging clouds. It was shot at 7:40 in the morning using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3. Talk about being in the right place at the right time…

Check out the full-res version here (it makes for a great wallpaper). KOMO News also has a gallery containing more photos from this particular morning.

(via KOMO News via Discover via Coudal)

  • Wanderingbear

    Nice one! I live at 12,000 feet in the Andes & as the sun progresses north & south during the year, it sets behind different mountains causing amazing shadows on the sky & beams of light either side too.
    Mostly about 10-15 mins after the actual sunset for me too where the sun is right behind the mountains, which are 18-20,000 feet too, so whoppers.

  • Sally Budack

    From Tacoma, our beautiful MOunt Rainier cast it’s shadow in the sky just before 8 am. on 2009.

  • Anonymous

    the full rez is too small, any bigger?

  • Sally Budack

    click on the link, you will go to a web site that has a larger image

  • Anonymous

    did you click on it? its not wallpaper size

  • Jerry Davis

    It’s like a beam of darkness.