by Jimmy Olsen Photography
Location: Top of Vail Mountain – at Ski Patrol HQ’s- 11,250ft….~8:50AM
It’s called a “Sun Dog” – And it Really Looked like this!
There were no tricky camera optics involved – Vail’s tough skiers that braved the sub-zero temps on Vail Mountain that morning were treated to an unusual Morning Optical effect called a Sun Dog by the National Weather Service (Click Here).
This this the 2nd time this year that the ECT folks caught a Sun Dog in the Sky (Click Here)
The Sun Dog persisted for about 1/2 hour that Saturday Morning as the ice crystals in the atmosphere gave us this unusual morning optical effect. The Sun Dog as seen over Vail’s China Bowl about 9:15AM that morning. It really, really looked just like that. There were several eye-witnesses on Vail Mountain that morning – that can attest to that fact!