Photo of the Day

January 20, 2017

Cloud Cap

From 25 miles west of Japan's Mount Fuji, parked in a car on scenic Inokashira Forest Road, Your Shot photographer Takashi caught a glimpse of Fuji’s “treasure trove of mysterious-shaped clouds”—including this cap perched atop the volcano’s 12,388-foot peak, which formed just before sunrise. “The shadows of them in the backlight were the most powerful masterpieces,” Takashi reflects.

Photograph by Takashi Nakazawa, National Geographic Your Shot
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