The Mountain and its Wind Swept Hat

The Mountain and its Wind Swept Hat

January 13, 2008 | Mount Rainier National Park

The mountain commonly has its hat or halo trailing behind or above it. It's actually a lenticular cloud - a crazy effect that is caused by moist air at low elevations be forced upward over the mountain.

This shot was taken as we were driving back from Paradise. Quite a view even when you're nearly below the snow line.


Nikon D200

17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor

Shutter and f/stop
1/80 sec. @ f/13.0

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