Here in Mutare, Zimbabwe, we saw a magnificent radiant sunset on January 11, with cloud shadows and crepuscular rays, that developed around a pareidolic cloud.
The cloud assumed the shape of a birdlike creature, which, in contrast to Icarus, appeared to fly away from the sun.
The pictures were taken at various magnifications using my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 compact camera in intelligent auto mode.
Dr. Peter Lowenstein has contributed many beautiful and fascinating images and stories to EarthSky. Trained as a geochemist, he spent his early years with the Geological Survey of Papua New Guinea, specializing in metals and volcanoes. In 1989, he moved to the Zimbabwe Geological Survey as Chief Economic Geologist and has lived and worked in Zimbabwe ever since. Peter is now retired to Zimbabwe, in a house with a beautiful view in Murambi East, Mutare, where he pursues favorite hobbies including construction of electronic gadgets, listening to music, gardening, surfing the Internet ... and photography.