A photographer in Wyoming, US, was in for a treat when she captured a rare phenomenon which is described as ghost snow tsunami. Ariel McGlothin was hoping to capture some wildlife in action in Kelly, but she saw a huge wall of snow moving towards her.
The stunning mirage happens when snow crystals, light wind are perfectly aligned on the horizon. It lasted for several minutes before the wind changed the direction, Mirror reported.
The 30-year-old was standing in front of a huge wall of icy powder that formed when the sun started to highlight snow crystals moving in the cold wind, resembling a series of waves.
She wanted to run away because the wave continued to appear moving forward for several minutes. When she saw the "tsunami" she thought of "fleeing away."
"It was a pretty amazing experience. The appearance of a rolling and crashing wave was so convincing in its appearance, I really thought it was coming towards me – I kept thinking that I needed to flee," she told Mirror.
"I have never experienced anything like this before. This is the only time I've personally experienced all the conditions lining up to create this appearance. I watched it for about 15 minutes or so until the angle of the light changed and the whole phenomenon just disappeared.
"In hindsight, I feel very lucky to have seen this and don't know if I'll ever be lucky enough to be in exactly the right place at the right time ever again. It was a very special experience."
Earlier, a rare phenomenon had occurred in China when residents saw three suns in the sky. The rare celestial phenomenon showed the sun in the centre, while two small coloured patches or phantom suns on the left and the right side. The phenomenon is called "sundog" and it is caused when sunlight shines through ice crystals in the air.