Incredible Shadows of the World's Highest Mountains. 12 Breathtaking Images.

When observed from their summits, the shadows cast by the world’s highest mountains are almost always perfectly triangular, regardless of the mountain’s actual shape. This perspective effect is caused by the fact you are looking along a long tunnel of shadowed air, which the finite size of the sun causes to converge and taper away in the distance. As the shadows of the mountains can be hundreds of miles in length and as the top is so far away from you, any irregularities in the peak are lost and we are left with the impression of a perfect pyramid.
Luckily for us this natural phenomenon results in some truly breathtaking images.

Mount Everest, Himalayas (8,848 m)

everest
source: Reddit

K2, Himalayas (8,611 m)

k2
source: Reddit

Mount Fuji, Japan (3,776 m)

mountfuji
source: Telegraph

Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka (2,243 m)

source
source

Mount Hood, USA (3,429 m)

mounthood
source

Cotopaxi, Ecuador (5,897 m)

cotopai
source

Fitz Roy, Argentina/Chilé (3,359 m)

k22
source

Mt Blanc, France (4,810 m)

Mont-Blanc_Shadow
source

Mount Teide, Canary Islands (3,718 m)

mount_teide
source

Mount Hood, USA (3,429 m)

mountainshadow2_7453web
source

Kanchenjunga, Himalayas (8,586 m)

kangchenjunga
source

Cho Oyu, Himalayas (8,201 m)

source
source
Mother nature does it again.