sundog sunrise

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© Heather Mellon
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I had to run outside in a hurry to get a full view of this morning's sunrise.. these were the most amazing sundogs I've ever seen..
Sundogs are interesting.. they're more common than rainbows, which are only seen in warmer weather and are viewed away from the sun.. whereas sundogs can be seen in all seasons, but only when facing the sun. They are like mini rainbows and actually mimic the sun. They are caused by crystals in the air which act like a prism. This morning we had a fast moving ice fog.. and the sundogs disappeared with it, within ten or fifteen minutes.
A special Thank You to Cheryl Andrews for the spotlight.. it is much appreciated!

11 responses

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (6 Mar 2012):

    WOW............ Awsome picture.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Mar 2012):

    Truly beautiful and exhilarating to see this ...and you were there at the right time to capture it.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (6 Mar 2012):

    Reminds me of a scene from the movie Cocoon! Great shot!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (7 Mar 2012):

    WOW!! I have been around the ocean for most of my life and have never seen anything like this. What a beautiful capture!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (7 Mar 2012):

    Another outstanding shot, wow, love this as well !

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (9 Mar 2012):

    Never seen this before. Unbelieveable!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (9 Mar 2012):

    this is wild!

  • Cheryl Andrews

    Cheryl Andrews   gave props (10 Mar 2012):

    Stunning capture ... I never seen a shot of sundogs! Well done.

  • Kirsten Luna

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  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Mar 2012):

    I learned something new, and was entertained while doing so

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (27 May 2012):

    Made a GREAT entry!

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