MONOCHROME - Runner-up

Early sunlight is streaming across the eucalypt forest creating a scene full of contrast when a surface inversion traps cloud at ground level in the valley. This meteorological event occurs when there is radiation cooling of the ground and the air immediately above it after a clear and dry night.

Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens, 1/400, f/5.6, ISO 160, handheld

by Andrew Peacock, Queensland