Photo of the Day

December 25, 2016

Cloudland

China’s Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) soars above a shroud of dramatic cloud cover. Your Shot photographer Thierry Bornier captured this phenomenon over “the loveliest mountain in China” after a predawn climb. “[After] climbing at 3 a.m. to reach the shooting point, I could see in the dark … the white, slow-motion ‘cloud waterfall.’ My hope was, when the [sun rose], this effect … would still stand in front of me. At 6:30 a.m., [it] was still there … before disappearing completely a few minutes later.”

Photograph by thierry bornier, National Geographic Your Shot

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