Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 - Enrico Villa Photography
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FINALIST IN TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017 - EARTH & CLIMATE PORTFOLIO

Cloud turban on Mount Pico, a volcano that last erupted in 1718 and is currently dormant. Technically, cloud hats are lenticular clouds and this one instantly reminded me of a turban. I would have missed the shot completely if it had not been for my wife. That day, at sunset, I was working on the computer when she phoned me from work and yelled – Have you seen the Pico?! – I rushed outside and could not believe my eyes, to the point that I thought it was too good to be true, that the cloud would certainly dissolve before I had a chance to grab my camera and put it on the tripod. Luckily, it did not.

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