"Holographic" pyramids
Article published on 14 January 2017

by Irna

Galery dedicated to all the lovers of Romanian "holographic pyramids"...

Pic de Teide, Canaries
Tajumulco, Guatemala
Baula, Islande
Mont Blanc, France
K2, Chine/Pakistan
Sri Pada, Sri Lanka
Sri Pada, Sri Lanka
Mount Hood, Oregon, Etats-Unis
Mont Everest, Chine/Népal
Mont Everest, Chine/Népal
Mont Fuji, Japon
Mont Everest, Chine/Népal
Aconcagua, Argentine
Kilimandjaro, Tanzanie
Pic de Teide, Canaries
Lanín, Chili/Argentine
Mauna Kea, Hawaï, Etats-Unis
Mauna Kea, Hawaï, Etats-Unis
Mount Rainier, Washington State, Etats-Unis

And of course, THE Romanian holographic pyramid:

Ceahlau, Roumanie

or

Ceahlau, Roumanie

Ok, it is much more impressive with some fog:

Ceahlau, Roumanie

or here:


Anyway, some explanations here about the Mount Teide, also relevant for the other examples:

Why does the shadow of this volcano look like a triangle? The Mount Teide volcano itself does not have the strictly pyramidal shape that its geometric shadow might suggest. The triangle shadow phenomena is not unique to the Mt. Teide, though, and is commonly seen from the tops of other large mountains and volcanoes. A key reason for the strange dark shape is that the observer is looking down the long corridor of a sunset (or sunrise) shadow that extends to the horizon. Even if the huge volcano were a perfect cube and the resulting shadow were a long rectangular box, that box would appear to taper off at its top as its shadow extended far into the distance, just as parallel train tracks do.