Alpine Mountain Shadows ~ The outlines of the dramatically sharp Alps (they are only 25-35 million years old!) appear as if projected onto a distant sky screen.

An image by Paul McCoubrie.
©Paul McCoubrie, shown with permission
A shadow is cast onto a lower level translucent cloud/mist layer.
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The camera and eye look up through the mist layer. The shadow appears to be above the mountain peak.