Peaks of mountain range pictured poking through clouds at sunset

A photographer captured the ‘Three Sisters of Glencoe’ as they rose above the fluffy clouds.

Peaks of Highland mountain range pictured poking through clouds at sunset SWNS/Sylvan Buckley via SWNS

This picture shows the peaks of a mountain range poking through the clouds at sunset.

Sylvan Buckley, 45, captured the Bidean nam Bian mountains, commonly known as the ‘Three Sisters of Glencoe’, Highlands, as they rose above the clouds.

He took the picture during a temperature inversion – a weather phenomenon that takes place when the temperature is warmer higher up a mountain than lower in the glen.

The snapper, from Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, hiked for two hours to reach the perfect spot to take the picture.

Sylvan said: “The photograph is of the Bidean nam Bian mountain range with the three most prominent peaks commonly known as ‘The Three Sisters of Glencoe’

“I spent most of the morning just walking around and enjoying the mountains and amazing scenery while also looking for a good place to set up for the sunset shot.

“I could see that the sun would set just behind the Three Sisters so I positioned myself in a spot that would allow me to capture the sun as it set.

“The weather and conditions were great for hill walking and perfect for photography.

“As I passed through the cloud, I could feel the temperature inversion.

“Passing through the cloud the mountain was frozen solid, the grass and rocks were covered in hoarfrost, so everything was white.

“But passing through the cloud base and reaching above the clouds felt like a lovely fresh spring day.

“There was not a breath of wind on top of the mountains and views above the clouds for as far as the eye could see.

“By far my favourite kind of conditions to be out in taking photos in.

“I set my camera on a tripod to get a stable base for it in order to get a sharp photo.

“From there I waited till the sun was in the desired position then I took this shot.”

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