Shafts of sunlight over Bristol Channel, UK

Shafts of sunlight over Bristol Channel, UK

C036/0273 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.6MB

Downloadable file size: 2.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Sunlight streaming through small breaks in the clouds which act as a grid, allowing just small shafts of light to pass through to illuminate the horizon. For the light to be visible the shafts are defined by water and dust particles in the air, particularly above the sea's surface. The beams are called crepuscular rays, from the Latin for twilight, the time of day, along with dawn, when they are most often observed. It is one of the many atmospheric optical phenomena. Photographed from Hartland Quay, Devon, UK.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: atmosphere, atmospheric optics, bristol channel, clouds, crepuscular rays, devon, hartland quay, horizon, light, meteorological, meteorology, sea, sunbeams, sunlight, twilight, uk, weather

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.