First contact... or the start of World War III? Amateur cameraman captures stunning glowing cloud in the skies over Russia
Lenticular cloud, Russia. Captured just at the right moment, when the sun is directly striking the bottom of the cloud and light is refracted through the top of the cloud. It gives an amazing two-tone effect. 'I just learned that this is a hydrogen bomb building a mushroom cloud. Destruction has its short moments of beauty too..'
'The approach to Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain and part of the Southern Alps range, is one of the most spectacular drives in New Zealand - and that's saying a lot'. Read more in 'A Return to Middle Earth', Lonely Planet Traveller, January 2013 Photo by Matt Munro http://www.lonelyplanet.com/magazine