14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The picture was shot during Everest base camp trek in Nepal.
The phenomenon, formally known as cloud iridescence or a circum horizontal arc, paints the sky in a spectrum of colour.
Created when sunlight refracts at a particular angle through tiny water droplets or crystals some 18,000ft in the air
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