14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Binocular Clouds

High winds sweeping the peaks of Grandfather Mountain, NC pulled and stretched low clouds in unexpected ways. A coin-operated binocular at the park's Top Shop added a slightly alien robot look to the scene. Sun behind the thin cloud created a rainbow halo effect in the cloud.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Linville, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Jim Magruder